Friday, April 20, 2012


Last weekend was the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic's sinking and we did a unit study of all the history involved. From the 13th through the end of this week we did solely Titanic work. Here's some of our highlights.

 A collection of books and movies, both from the library and my own collection (yes, I let them watch Hollywood's version, but only after learning the facts and stressing that while it's based on a true event, it's still a Hollywood movie)

The girls doing their reasearch
            We were lucky enough to be able to go to a Titanic exhibit that a local collector put on
The girls outside the exhibit 

Thomas Andrews

A postcard showing how large the Titanic was

An actual cup and saucer from the Titanic

A real piece of wood from the Titanic's grand staircase

An actual photograph someone aboard the Carpathia took of the survivors.

A model that the collector built of the Titanic as it now looks

An actual chandelier from the Titanic's sister ship Olympic and a picture of a chandelier that is currently in the Titanic (with a sea pen sticking out of it, the girls' favorite part)

The collector also had a large selection of souvenirs from the Hollywood movie. All pieces in this picture are actual items from the movie.

Not the actual necklace and picture, but the necklace is one of 200 exact replicas from the movie and the picture is on that was pencil sketched by an artist from the real one.

The girls putting together a timeline

Completed timeline

Brianna was inspired to build the Titanic as it hit the iceberg out of clay

Brianna researching for her essay

Though it's a little above their level, I had them put together essays from what they learned. They both impressed me a lot with how well put together they we're given their age and writing levels.

Brianna wanted to type out her essay onto her laptop

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  1. I really like how you made this unit come alive! Thank you for sharing.

  2. That's awesome! We loved studying the Titanic and visiting the museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. That's so awesome that you got to see this collector's treasure!

  3. Wow, love this! I homeschool as well. new follower from the blog hop! would love a follow back