This unit allows students to examine 5 different people who all played a part in the massive loss of life when the Titanic struck an iceberg.
In this unit, students will learn about bias, loaded words, author's purpose, primary and secondary sources, and point of view. They will "banish the bias" by reading nonfiction articles and discovering the truth about the sinking of the Titanic. The captain may have struck the iceberg, but was he responsible for all 1500 deaths? The students will decide!
This unit includes the following:
-Point of View Sheet
-Primary and Secondary Sources Sheet
-Positive, Negative, Neutral Bias
-Media activity using QR codes
-Argumentative Essay Writing
-Peer Review Sheet/Rubric
-Nonfiction articles on each of the 5 suspects
-Discussion questions on each of the suspects
-Youtube Videos on each of the suspects.
RI 6.6: Author's purpose, point of view, determine an author's bias
RI 6.7: Compare and contrast different types of media with a similar topic. Compare and contrast different accounts.
RI 6.8 Evaluating argument and specific claims in a text, distinguish claims supported by evidence.
RI 6.1: Make inferences and use text evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly.
RI 6.2: Provide summaries of the text, determine central idea