Saturday, October 8, 2011

Curriculum Resource: Rare Video Footage of the Titanic

We are doing 20th century history this year, spending a month on each decade.  So we are doing 1910-1920 during October.  Something that occurred during that decade is one of my son's fascination for years now--the sinking of the Titanic.

So I was looking around, and found some rare video footage of the Titanic as it was being built in Belfast.  As far as I can tell, this is the only video footage of the ship (at least before it was underwater) that we can find, at least via the Internet.

So watch the video below to see the ship that was to become the thing of legend, not for its technological prowess for the times (which it was), but for its failure and sinking:

I always think that a little "of the times" video helps these history topics come alive to middle schoolers.

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