It is really amazing how Titanic still captures our imagination 100 years after she sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic in 1912.
I put this down to the fact that Titanic is firstly an amazing tale of man outsmarting themself through technology and industrial might. Then we have a secondary tale of injustice and arrogance when the absolute upper and lower crust of Edwardian society struggle for survival and equity in the middle of the ocean.
Shakespeare himself could not have scripted a better story with so many sub-plots of triumph and tragedy.
As a teacher there are limitless teaching possibilities which arise from Titanic via, history, science, math philosophy and literacy.
April 14 will be the 100th centenary of the greatest maritime disaster in in history and we have compiled some great web resources below to share with your students and peers. If you know of any others please let us know by adding a comment below.
Ultimate Titanic: This is by far the biggest collection of Educational Titanic resources and should be the starting point for any teacher and student. Their education section is very comprehensive.
National Geographic Titanic 100: A very current and fresh collection of Titanic content with a large amount of input from James Cameron.