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One hundred years after its disappearance in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, the Titanic remains a subject studied and told all over the planet, in all ways.

“During her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, she struck an iceberg on the forward starboard side on April 14, 1912 at 11:40 pm She sank on April 15, 1912 at 2:20 am off the coast of Newfoundland. Between 1,490 and 1,520 people disappeared, which made this event one of the greatest maritime disasters in peacetime and the largest for the time. The drama highlights the weaknesses of the ships of the time regarding the limited number of lifeboats and the deficiencies in emergency evacuation procedures. International conferences were subsequently organized, resulting in regulatory changes still in effect a century after the disaster. "

Source: Wikipedia

The following activities will detail this event.


At the end of the activities, students will be able to:
- Use the Internet effectively to find information;
- Produce an audio, video or written report on a moment in history.

Suggested activities

ACTIVITY 1: The Titanic, star of his time

During its construction and just before its first trip, the Titanic was a real star. Why do we say that? What characteristics did this ship have that were so extraordinary?
Let students do some research on the topic using the links provided at the end of the sheet or other sources they find. They can make a concept map.

ACTIVITY 2: Before and after reports

In groups of 2 to 4 people, invite the students to prepare a report on the liner by choosing a point of view: before or after the sinking. They will have to inform people and locate the relevant places.
Students will be able to choose the form of their report: audio, video or written (journalistic).
Then organize a presentation of the work.

More about the magazine

Titanic, on Wikipedia
Sinking of the Titanic, on Wikipedia
April 14, 1912: Sinking of the Titanic, on Herodote
History of the Titanic, on the Internet
Titanic, on Techno-Science
Exploring the wreck of the Titanic