The Sinking of the Titanic
- To know that the Titanic was a ship built in 1912 that sank on its maiden voyage
- To know there are different sources of information about the Titanic e.g. witness statements, the newspaper onboard, the finding of the ship
- To know that ships now have more safety features.
- To know that the Titanic had 1st class, 2nd class and 3rd class passengers and the conditions of the ship for these 3 classes were vastly different even as the ship sank.
- To know that Captain Edward Smith sailed the Titanic, Fredrik Fleet spotted the iceberg and Thomas Andrews designed the ship.
- To know that Captain Edward Smith and Thomas Andrews went down with the ship but Fredrik Fleet survived.
- To understand that people felt a range of emotions during the sinking of the Titanic.
- To order and sequence events.
- To use common words or phrases concerned with the passing of time – ongoing throughout
Events, people and changes
- To develop an awareness of the sinking of the Titanic as a significant event in history.
Interpretation, enquiry and using sources
- To choose sources and demonstrate how they give us information about the sinking of the Titanic.
- To consider how ships are built differently now than in 1912, how their safety features are different and why.
- To recognise that the attitude of people was different in 1912 which led to the differences in 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes on the Titanic.
- To use a variety of historical terms and concepts when talking about and writing about the Titanic – ongoing throughout.
- To demonstrate an understanding of the sinking of the Titanic through writing e.g. recounts.