Spring 1 2022
History, English and Art
Thinking and Creativity
Rationale: The children will be transported back in time to the world of the Titanic. Through investigation and handling artefacts they will find out about the great cruise liner and its fateful journey. In addition they will be introduced to the idea of cause and consequence and the changes to life at sea that occurred as a result of the sinking. Using this information they will create their own radio broadcast/film about the Titanic where listeners/viewers will get a taste of life on board, an insight into the events and feelings of the survivors.
Hook: A set of “clues” are left in the classroom for them to discover what our new project is about. There’s a ticket, an old newspaper, quotes, photographs, books, a model and an old suitcase, full of interesting artefacts. Allow the children in their groups to read and explore the resources. What is this all about? After gathering suggestions, watch a short clip describing the events of the Titanic. Take turns dressing up in the clothes and come up with 5 questions they want to ask about the ship and the people who travelled on her.