The Titanic – 100 years

10 Apr

Click “play” to listen to more information about the Titanic.

Click here to listen to survivor’s account of what happened when the Titanic sank.

Click here to listen to another survivor’s account of what happened when the Titanic sank.


Watch the videos below to learn more about the Titanic.

Click here to watch a CBC video about the Titanic disaster.

Click here to watch a CBC video about the connection of the Titanic to the west coast connection.


Before we head back to the classroom, please write a few sentence about what you learned by clicking the link below.

Click here to write a few sentences about what you learned.

If you want to practice speaking, click on the link below to record things about what you learned and your thoughts/opinions about the Titanic.

Click here to record your speaking. Follow the instructions that you see on the screen. Once you save your recording, you can copy the mp3 link and paste it as a comment below this post.


12 Responses to “The Titanic – 100 years”

  1. Joe Khun April 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Hi everyone, It was unfinished comment couse of my computer problem. So here is something let from the top comment to connet this comment The 705 passengers survived and 1522 died in the Atlantic Ocean. Of couse, only first class and second class passengers survived because of discrimination of human rights. If Titanic had not dicriminated more passengers have survived. If I were have a chance to cruise with Titanic, I would not cruise with Titanic. If is big big of discrimination of human right.

    • Jen April 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

      Hi Joe,
      I’m glad you picked up on the discrimination that the lower class passengers faced. Did you know that the lifeboats were filled with people? They could have saved so many more people if they had been willing to allow more passengers on the lifeboats.

      Do you think this kind of discrimination exists today?


  2. Joe Khun April 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Hi everyone, Titanic sailed was 100 years ago, own by british company but builted 1909 in Ireland, of couse made in Ireland. Titanic was started sailed April /11/ 1912, from city of Sonthampton, England with 2227 passengers and 20 lifeboats destination to New York, America. Titanic had different classes first class, second class and third class atc. After three days later Titanic hit an iceberg in Atlantic Ocean. When begen to sink the first class of passengers and maybe also second class but third class was not allow. The 700 passengers survived and 1527

  3. doaa April 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Hi Jen,

    I listened to the Titanic video and read some articles about it and I learned,the sinking of Titanic occurred on the night of 14/15 April 1912 in the north Atlantic Ocean four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.Titanic had 2,223 people on board when she swiped into the iceberg at 2,20 in the morning on Monday,she sank after 2 hours and 40 minutes,causing the death of over 1,500 people ,only 710 were saved in lifeboats and they were shipped to America.Next Sunday another ship and new passengers with crew will commemorate Titanic in the spot when she sank in the past ,this new ship coast 400 million dollar to replicate.Sorry for the length of my comment but I wanted to write all I learned about Titanic.

    thank you,

    • Jen April 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      Hi Doaa,

      I really appreciate that you are willing to share the information that you learned with us. The more you write, the better your writing will get. People have been mesmerized by the sink of the Titanic since it’s sinking so long ago. It’s hard to believe that they were willing to spend $400 million to replicate the ship.

      Thanks again for commenting.


  4. Harris April 11, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    Hi Jennifer,
    I saw the movie “Titanic” 14 years ago while I was a little boy, however, at present ,I still remember its great shape. The movie gave me a deep impression that will not disappear in my memory.Titanic has been in the cold,dark and silent sea for 100 years.It was once the ship which was considered would never sink.Ironically,it sank in its first travel and led many people to die. Personally,I really hope that it was just a sad and love story, but it was true,so the only thing I can do is praying for the victims,praying for Jack and Rose!

    • Jen April 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

      Hi Harris,

      Do you think you will watch the movie, Titanic again? It was just re-released in 3D. I was wondering how old you were when the movie first came out.

      (Don’t forget to leave 2 spaces after a period and 1 space after a comma. These are writing conventions in a document.)


  5. Elaine April 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Hi Jennifer,
    The Titanic was a big boat. Unforturnity, it had a big accident. There were more than 1500 people died and only 700 people saved. It happened but we can’t change anything right now. We only can search it.


    • Jen April 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      Hi Elaine,
      Yes, it was very unfortunate because more people could have been saved. Even though we can’t change anything, we can learn from the mistakes.


  6. HASSAN April 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    HI class mats
    I was wondering if you know tell me who made the TITANIC ?

    • doaa April 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Hi Hassan,
      I read about who made Titanic and fined,Thomas Andrews, the head of Harland & Wolff design department, designed the Titanic.From 1908-1909, over 15,000 Irish shipyard workers built the ship.
      I hope that will be a good answer for you.
      Doaa Alimam

      • Jen April 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

        Hi Doaa,

        Thanks for sharing this information with us.

        In appreciation,

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