|Lady Duff Gordon and Ida Straus|
|First Class Passengers|
|Second Class Passengers|
|Third Class Passengers|
|John Jacob Astor IV and Wife, Madeline|
Are you surprised I was married to the richest guy on the ship??
|Lady Duff Gordon and Margaret Brown|
Single Ladies having fun!
|Isador and Ida Straus -Co-owners of Macy's Department Store|
Ida was played by my principal! Isn't she great?????
|John Jacob Astor IV, the richest man on the Titanic|
|Passengers Eva Hart and Ruth Becker|
The third class table didn't have anything set on it. Several students commented that it wasn't fair they couldn't sit at a fancy table. We explained that the third class passengers wouldn't have had as nice of things. Their table conversation consisted of some of the following, "I really don't like those first class people!" "Our food is great!" "First class think they are better than everyone else." "We have the most fun of all the people!"
|Third Class didn't mind their modest accommodations|
We gave our kids some
|Checking out their passengers info for the blog post|
The third station idea was courtesy of Beth Newingham. She had listed in her Titanic unit that she had used a Palm Pilot program to figure out how prices would have inflated and had a worksheet to go with it. I found an app for my iPods that I was able to use and the kids LOVED it! Here was my favorite from the list: 2nd class room cost in 1912: $60 2012: $1,200!!!! I thought that the price of the first class suite would be sky high, but to go from $60, which doesn't seem much to me, to $1,200, WOW!
We couldn't have a day on Titanic without dancing. First we introduced the kids to the waltz and told them that was how first class passengers would have danced. At first we had very few boy/girl pairs, but as the music continued we had more join in. Third class dancing was much more fun for all included! The kids commented that they were free to dance however they wanted to and didn't have to dance with a boy/girl!
|Third Class Dance Time|
Finally it was time for the passengers to find out their fate. I had posted their passengers pic on the SMART Board with either survived or perished. I had the kids predict the fate of each passenger. It was so fun to watch each group of students to find out if they made it off the Titanic or not. Some students crossed their fingers and said things like, "Please live, Please live!" Others cheered when they lived or let out sighs when they went down with the ship.
|The Unsinkable Molly Brown learned she had survived!|
Everyone had a great time and learned a lot about the Titanic (which is most important, right?) The funniest thing that happened during this whole unit was when my teammate and I were looking for clips on Youtube we came across a preview of Titanic 2, which we HAD to watch! Didn't you know, Jack is Back? See for yourself!