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Could more lives have been saved?

Student instructions

  • e challenge

itanic © Premier Exhibitions, Inc.

Harland & Wol seek to design and construct a new ship the same size as itanic. e new ship will sail the same route as itanic.

  • e company is aware that many factors contributed to the itanic disaster and they are keen to avoid a

disaster of this scale in the future.

Your class has been hired as experts to make recommendations to the shipping company to stop the itanic disaster happening again. Your class will answer the essential question: ‘Could more lives have been saved?’

What do you think? What advice would you give to the shipping company?

Many factors contributed to the disaster. Your task is to investigate these factors and then oer the Company suggestions about how to reduce the number of casualties if another disaster occurs. You will need to do some research about itanic.

Use the web-links provided and conduct further web searches.

Expert groups

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

itanic construction experts. Iceberg experts. itanic passenger experts. itanic voyage experts. Communications and technology experts.

What to do

Read the above instructions. Form groups of experts. Compete all tasks allocated to your group. Complete the Final Task: Recommendations for the Blue Line Shipping Company. Present your ndings to the class.

Survivors in lifeboat © Premier Exhibitions, Inc.

Ensure that all information is in your own words and not directly copied from the Internet!

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itanic Education Kit, Melbourne Museum

http://museumvictoria.com.au/titanic

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