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Thursday, March 5, 2009

On Board the Titanic - Virtual Field Trip

On Board the Titanic is a virtual field trip produced by Discovery. To take the field trip students select one of five characters to be as they set sail on the Titanic. When selecting a character the students do not know who they are or if they will survive until the night of the sinking. Students will spend four or five virtual days learning about the ship and their character. Only on the night of April 15, 1912 do they learn who they are and if they will survive.

Applications for Education
On Board the Titanic is a good resource for elementary and middle school students learning about the Titanic. On Board the Titanic could be used as part of a larger lesson on early 20th century history. After taking the virtual field trip an extension activity could be to have students invent a character and write their own story about the Titanic.

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