Titanic Badgetitanic


(Discover Knowledge)
By Belinda Crowe

(Use any higher level requirements as optional requirements)

Preschool:  Do three requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1 * Find out what the Titanic is and what it is known for.

_____ 2.* Find out what caused the Titanic to sink. What happened to the side of the ship that caused the
“unsinkable” ship to actually sink?

Level 1:  Do four requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Preschool requirements 1 & 2. Find out how big the Titanic was.

_____ 2. * Find out where the Titanic was built.

Level 2:  Do five requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Level 1 requirements 1 & 2.  Find out how many passengers were on the ship. How many
survived the sinking? How many were killed? How long did it take for the ship to sink?

_____ 2.* Name some of the famous people who were on board and whether or not they survived the
sinking. If they survived, find out something they did with their life after this experience.

Level 3:  Do six requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Level 2 requirements 1 & 2.  Who was the oldest survivor of the Titanic and how old was that
person when they died?

_____ 2.*  How many lifeboats were on the Titanic at the time it went down? Why were there so few lifeboats
on the ship? Find out what percentage of first, second and third class passengers survived the sinking.

Level 4:  Do seven requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Level 3 requirements 1 & 2. Find out what some of the amenities were on the Titanic. Were
any of the amenities reserved for first class passengers only? How do they compare to amenities on ships
today?

_____ 2.*  Name some artifacts that were recovered from the Titanic. How were they recovered? Research
one process used to preserve these artifacts.

Optional Requirements:

_____ 3. Visit a Titanic exhibit either online or in person. Please get your parent’s permission before going
online.

_____ 4. Draw and/or color a picture of the Titanic and share it with your parent or leader.

_____ 5. Make a model of the Titanic either with a Lego kit or a model kit. Share it with your troop.

_____ 6.  Write an essay about one of the survivors of the Titanic and share it with your parent or leader.

_____ 7.  Watch a documentary on the Titanic and share what you learned with your troop or parent.

_____ 8.  Create a design for a ship that you would like to travel on. What kind of amenities would it have?
How much would it cost to build? How much did it cost to build the Titanic in 1912? How much would it cost
today?

_____ 9.  Find out what kind of careers are available to work on a ship. Examples might include Captain,
Steward, Chef or Activities Director. What kind of education do you need for these jobs? What kind of pay
can you expect? What hours would you have to work?

_____ 10. Pretend you are a reporter in 1912. Write a newspaper article about the sinking of the Titanic and
share it with your troop.

_____ 11. Learn Morse Code. Share with your troop the message sent by the Titanic the night it sank and
show them how to do it in Morse Code.

_____ 12. Find out the main reason the people who went down with the Titanic died. What are the symptoms
of this condition and how can it be treated?

_____ 13. Compare luxury ships of today with the Titanic. How do their amenities compare?

_____14.  Play a game about the Titanic. If you are going to play a game online, please ask your parents
before doing so.

_____ 15. Find out what was on the menu in the dining room of the Titanic and make one dish from that
menu.

_____ 16. Find out what the difference was between steerage and first class accommodations. Why were
there such vast differences? Would it be the same today?

_____ 17. How much would it cost to travel from Southampton, England to New York, New York today? How
much did it cost in 1912 on the Titanic?

www.titanic-facts.com
www.wartgames.com/themes/titanic.html
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/

Websites:  These websites are not associated with our program and we cannot guarantee their
content.  Please do not surf the internet without your parent’s permission.