A Ship Full of Ideas: Lesson Plans on the <i>Titanic</i>

Amy Nicholson

“Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? Declare if thou knowest it all...” [God answering Job] (Job 38:16–19).

“We are all on the Titanic. The reason we cannot stop talking about the great liner is because the Titanic is about everything.” —John Wilson Foster

SEE ALSO: Remembering the Titanic

On April 14, 1912, the Titanic, touted as the “world’s safest ship” on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England, to New York City, collided with an iceberg, and sank. A total of 1,523 people died. This event left an indelible mark in history. This year will mark the anniversary of that fateful night. We can commemorate it in our classrooms with lesson plans that span the curriculum.

The lessons that follow would be most suitable for middle and high school-aged students but could be modified for use with younger children. These activities focus on research and critical thinking, urging students to delve a little deeper and see God’s hand at work.

SEE ALSO: On the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic

History

Social Science 

SEE ALSO: Titanic Concerns: What Our Fascination With a Sinking Ship Tells Us

Ethics

Math

SEE ALSO: While Titanic Sank, John Harper Preached

Science

Language

Music

Art

Film

God’s Sovereignty

Amy is married to DJ, her high school sweetheart. They homeschool three wonderful children--a computer genius, an artist, and a princess. When not tending her chickens or children or husband, Amy enjoys writing. She hopes to make a career of it some day. Maybe when the chickens move out. Amy can be contacted at amylynn.nicholson@gmail.com.

Copyright 2012, used with permission. All rights reserved by author. Originally appeared in the April 2012 issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the family education magazine. Read the magazine free at www.TOSMagazine.com or read it on the go and download the free apps at www.TOSApps.com to read the magazine on your mobile devices.

Publication date: April 11, 2014

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