Titanic and Liverpool worksheets (self-led)
- Suitable for: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
- Subjects: English, History
- Session type: Teacher led
- Duration: 45 minutes
- Class size (maximum): 30
- Venue: Merseyside Maritime Museum
A perfect complement to a visit to the exhibition Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. These downloadable worksheets offer pupils the opportunity to explore the themes covered in the exhibition, discuss the issues raised and report their findings to their classmates once back in school.
The exhibition is open to the public seven days a week, from 10am until 5pm.
Many people, both young and old, are fascinated by the story of the sinking of the Titanic. A visit to the exhibition, 'Titanic and Liverpool', is perfect for groups studying this story as part of a history topic or local history study.
Ideally suited to a class size of approximately 30 pupils, the worksheets require children to work in four smaller groups - each based in a different section of the exhibition, finding information and discussing issues raised by the objects that they see. Each group only requires one worksheet, thereby saving on printing costs and paper. Each member of the group can take turns to record findings with the entire class able to share the information they uncovered once back in the school environment.
Notes for teachers on how best to use these worksheets are included in the download entitled 'Teacher's Information'.
Key Stage 2 - History
- A local history study
- A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Key Stage 2 - English
- Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
- Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates
Key Stage 3 - History
- Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
- A local history study
Key Stage 3 - Spoken English
- Use Standard English confidently in a range of formal and informal contexts, including classroom discussion
Knowledge and understanding
- be able to place the story of the Titanic in the correct time period
- understand the importance of Liverpool to the Titanic story
- gain or add to their knowledge base of the story as a whole
- learn about some of the real people on board and their personal stories
- increase their confidence in discussing their thoughts and ideas with classmates
- gain experience of recording their thoughts and ideas clearly in written form
- begin to grasp the importance of class and social status in Edwardian Britain
- recognise that there are many different points of view about events in the past and that it is important to pay attention to all the evidence
- Gain empathy for people in the past
- Appreciate that Merseyside Maritime Museum is an enjoyable place to visit