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Final Task: Recommendations for the Blue Star Line Shipping Company

To be completed by all groups.

Now that you have researched your topic, prepare to give advice to the Blue Star Line Shipping Company. Based on your group’s ndings answer the following question:

Could more lives have been saved?

Outline the following:

  • What factors contributed to the high rate of casualties in the itanic disaster?

  • What recommendations can you give the Blue Star Line Shipping Company to reduce the number of

casualties in future events of this kind? Suggestions

Decide how to present your ndings: as a letter or report to the company, a PowerPoint presentation, a video, a poster or an interview. Be sure to include key information and evidence from your ndings to support your recommendations. Jigsaw activity: Complete individual tasks and then meet with other students who have investigated other topics. Combine your ndings to produce a report for the shipping company.

Assessment rubric

Category

4

3

Amount of information

All tasks are addressed and all questions answered with at least two sentences about each.

All tasks are addressed and most questions answered with at least two sentences about each.

Quality of information

Information clearly relates to the main topic.

It includes several supporting details and/or examples. Information is not copied.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples. Some information has been copied.

Final report Final report completed to a high standard. Essential question addressed. No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.

Final report completed to a reasonable standard. Essential question almost addressed. Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.

Internet use Successfully uses suggested Internet links to nd information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Usually able to use suggested Internet links to nd information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Working with others

Almost always listens to, shares with, and supports the eorts of others. Tries to keep people working well together.

Usually listens to, shares, with, and supports the eorts of others. Does not cause ‘waves’ in the group.

2

1

All tasks are addressed, and most questions answered with one sentence about each.

One or more tasks were not addressed.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/ or examples are given. Pieces of information have been copied.

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic. Information has been copied.

Final report almost completed. Essential question partially addressed. A few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Final report not completed. Essential question not addressed. Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Occasionally able to use suggested Internet links to nd information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested Internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.

Often listens to, shares with, and supports the eorts of others, but sometimes is not a good team member.

Rarely listens to, shares with, and supports the eorts of others. Often is not a good team player.

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ales of

itanic Education Kit, Melbourne Museum

http://museumvictoria.com.au/titanic

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