Exploring the Titanic

Exploring the Titanic

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Titanic Online

Here are some of the many websites that chronicle the history of the Titanic. Full of images, little-known historical information, and links to gather more information, click through for the best of the Titanic online.

100th Anniversary Inspires Titanic Marketing Blitz

An article detailing the flurry of business ventures emerging as the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking nears, including a cruise which will purportedly follow the ship's original path.

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The Building of the Titanic

The Library of Congress site collects contemporary articles on the construction of the "unsinkable ship."

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Database of Ship Collisions with Icebergs

Although Titanic may be the most famous ship to strike an iceberg, it's definitely not the only one. This document lists approximately 500 examples of ship-iceberg mishaps.

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'How to Survive the Titanic,' and Sink Your Name

An NPR article focused on the book of the same name, an exploration of Titanic owner (and villain?) J. Bruce Ismay.

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How the Titanic Worked

For those interested in the Titanic from a design perspective, this site will take you from arrangement of the turbines to the iceberg-caused holes in the hulls.

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Posted Aboard R.M.S. Titanic

Sometimes, focusing on one aspect of a momentous event can help us to understand it. A site about postal clerks on the doomed ship might not be your first choice for learning about the Titanic, but this site just might surprise you.

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R.M.S. Titanic: Ninety-Nine Years Later

An online exhibition attempting "to highlight the potential of newspapers as a source for historical and cultural research." Includes sections like "Inaccurate or Misleading Reporting" and "Man vs. Nature...Nature Wins."

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The Sun-Climate Connection (Did Sunspots Sink the Titanic?)

"While most scientists would agree that sunspots did not really sink the Titanic, there is significant evidence to show that the cold climate of 1912 may have been in part due to the lower level of solar energy reaching Earth relative to today."

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Titanic (1943)

James Cameron's film might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Titanic movies, but there are plenty of earlier works that depicted the tragedy. One of the strangest is this 1943 Nazi Germany film. The production details outlined on this page are just as bizarre as the film itself.

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Titanic: Sinking the Myths

This page debunks several widely-believed myths about the tragic ship. Was Titanic actually promoted as "unsinkable"?

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The Titanic Inquiry Project

Contains information and documents from both the British and American inquiries into the Titanic disaster.

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Titanic's Lost Sister

This companion site to the Nova special follows underwater explorer Robert Ballard as he uses sonar technology to find the Britannic, a ship lost in the Aegean in World War I.

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Titanic Websites for Children

A selection of terrific Titanic resource online - designed just for kids.

Immersion: Providing Exciting, Real-World Expedition Programs for Kids!

Welcome to Immersion Presents, a non-profit science education organization that brings ocean adventures and discoveries from Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, the University of Rhode Island and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to kids in classrooms, after-school settings and informal learning arenas. The site contains information on programs, games, photographs, an interactive map, and more.

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Ocean World. Icebergs

The sinking of the RMS Titanic is one of the most memorable and tragic events of the 20th century. The catastrophic damage was blamed on an iceberg. Come and explore what constitutes an iceberg; how it is formed, its size, its color and what the various types of icebergs are. In addition, visitors can read some interesting facts about towing icebergs to arid countries to provide a source of fresh water.

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Kids Konnect: Titanic

Kids Konnect: A Safe Internet Gateway for Kids is compiled by a retired teacher as a collection of fast facts and links for elementary age children.

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Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus is powered by EBSCOhost and is a great place for the beginning searcher to find magazine articles, newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries and more on a variety of topics. Lexile (reading) levels of the information found go up to Grade 5.

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Kids Search

Kids Search is also powered by EBSCOhost and is a great database for researching the Titanic as a great starting point e to find magazine articles, biographies, images and more for students in grades K-8. It is similar to Searchasaurus but includes more categories/topics to search and more advanced search options.

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