Snack on fancy cookies and bubbly drinks while talking through the discussion questions. Then play a quick round of two truths and a lie with Titanic facts and make and test foil boats in room temperature and icy water.
Next month – Wild Boy by Mary Losure
- Many of the passengers on the Titanic were moving to America to start a new life. If you had to move and could only take one suitcase, what would you put in it? Why? (From http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/packing-for-the-titanic )
- Which character’s story did you find most interesting? Why?
- Did you learn anything new about the Titanic from reading this book? Was there anything you thought you knew about the Titanic that turned out to be wrong?
- Why do you think people are still so interested in the Titanic? What makes it such a compelling story, even 100 years later?
- First- and second- class passengers were much more likely to survive than third-class passengers. Why do you think that was? Was it fair? Do you think there would be the same result if the Titanic disaster happened today? Why?
- Australian multimillionaire Clive Palmer is building a replica ship called the Titanic 2 which is expected to set sail in 2018. Would you like to sail on that ship? Why?
- Fill a large balloon with ice to see how much of the ice floats above the water
- Explore the Building Titanic app on the iPad (or I’m sure there are loads of other good apps)
- Watch a clip from a nonfiction Titanic DVD