Titanic Ticket hook activity and full lesson

Titanic Ticket activity with real names of passengers and crew, to bring any study of this tradegy alive. This is one of my old faithful resources that never fails to catch the imagination of my students and they talk about for years to come.

• 30 names of real passengers and crew including well-known names like Captain Smith, First Officer Murdoch and Bruce Ismay.

• Each ticket says the name and class of travel. Included are the correct percentage of each class to replicate the percentage of each class on board the Titanic on her maiden voyage.

• Includes teacher instruction and information sheet to make it easy for you to facilitate discussion, with information about key passengers, who survived and died and the stats for each class of travel.

• PowerPoint to go with the tickets and with a full lesson to start enquiry into why so many people died when the Titanic died.

• New 2020 – Menus and Table signs for each class of travel.

I issue the tickets as the students walk in, while playing music from the 1997 film’s soundtrack. They quickly usher themselves to the correct tables following the signs and have the menus to look at while the others find their seats. You may find a few extra props, such as some cushions for First Class and some welcome biscuits or juice can really add to setting the scene, but not essential. Once settled the real work begins discussing what they already know about the Titanic and its tragic end, as well as who they think might have survived from the information on their tickets. The Teacher’s information sheet will make facilitating the discussion quick and easy, with no additional preparation required. It hooks in the students every time and leads on well to the enquiry outlined on the PowerPoint.

If you are looking for more resources on the Titanic, check out my Titanic Source Pack and Titanic Home Learning Project.

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  • Titanic-Class-Signs-and-Menus.pdf
  • L1---Teacher's-notes---Titanic-Ticket-Activity.pdf
  • L1---Titanic-Tickets.pdf
  • L1---Titanic-Introduction-PowerPoint.pptx

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Created: Apr 10, 2018

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

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