One of Kleinspiration’s most popular posts this year was from April and centered around my middle school class’ journey through exploring the Titanic. The post includes some great student work and online tools that were not available at the time my students did their projects. Today, we are happy to bring to introduce you to another great supplement for teaching the Titanic, including a great giveaway.
Explore Titanic, a new title from Barron’s Educational Series, reexamines the Titanicâ€™s story, from its 1911 launching at the Belfast shipyard to its tragic destruction on April 15,1912 during its maiden voyage. Readers will see faithful reproductions of both exterior and interior shipâ€™s details, from the boiler room and engine room far below decks to the luxury passengersâ€™ cabins and the shipâ€™s Grand ballroom.
The book also has an enclosed CD-ROM which lets viewers walk through the shipâ€™s interior from stem to stern, showing hundreds of details. One can zoom in and out to examine details more closely, and they can move around inside cabin interiors in a way that heightens the illusion of realism. You can preview the book here. Filled with beautiful illustrations, Explore Titanic allows the reader to feel as though they are actually on the Titanic, and ask themselves what would they do?