On April 10, 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic left its port in Southampton, England, and began the transatlantic journey to New York City in the United States. Considered unsinkable, Titanic served as a luxury ocean liner for over 2,000 passengers and crew. On April 15, Titanic sank in just over two and a half hours after colliding with an iceberg.
More than one hundred years later, National Geographic Education marks the anniversary of one of the greatest maritime tragedies in history. From Titanic’s construction in Belfast, Ireland, to its discovery under icy waters by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard and oceanographer Jean-Louis Michel in 1985, the Titanic has long captivated the public mind. Use this collection of multimedia education resources to contextualize the anniversary for your students.
Use these maps, illustrations, and downloadable poster to learn why the Titanic sank and the conditions of the water where it sank.
Read 10 cool, fun facts about Titanic! Download and print the PDF and increase your Titanic knowledge.
Witness the Titanic come to life in the shipyards of Belfast with this interactive timeline.
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