4 High Interest Titanic Ideas That Will Actively Engage Students

 There’s just something about the Titanic that captures the hearts and minds of people around the world. We especially noticed that this was true with our students in the classroom. Even though the disaster happened long ago, we’ve found that kids are still so engaged with the topic and want to learn all about it!

April 15, 2022 was the 110th Anniversary of the Titanic disaster. We collected a list of Titanic activities for the classroom that both you and your students will love! 

Titanic Books for Kids

There are so many books that have been written that are useful in teaching your students about the sinking of the Titanic. Some of these books are helpful for read alouds, while others would be great for independent reading. 

1. Voices of the Titanic: A Titanic Book for Kids– Take a new look at the sinking of the RMS Titanic through the eyes of the heroes and the cowards, the wealthy and the poor, the survivors and those who went down with the ship.
2. Tonight on the Titanic- Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic. Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?
3. I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic- Ten-year-old George Calder can’t believe his luck — he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George’s life changes forever.
4. The Story of Titanic for Children- More than a century after it crashed into an iceberg, the Titanic remains as compelling as ever. Now children can explore its beautiful sundecks, marvel at the luxurious design, and relive the tragic sinking of the world’s most famous ship. Rich in visual detail, this insightful look at the unfolding disaster will hold kids spellbound with intriguing facts and real-life stories.

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