Stories from Titanic Survivors: Analyzing First Person Point of View

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Teach students a lesson on point of view that they will never forget! Students will deepen their understanding of point of view using primary, first person sources.

Teaching Point of View
This resource was created to help teach student how to analyze and evaluate first person point of view. This document gathers photographs, quotations, and testimonials from 20 different survivors of the Titanic disaster of 1912. Students will read the personal stories and emotions experienced by each survivor. Students will analyze and evaluate each piece of evidence separately, then draw conclusions and summarize the information.

Using Primary Sources
Students will read direct quotations and testimonials from Titanic survivors. Students will be given the chance to compare first person sources with traditional third person sources that are used in classrooms (textbooks).

Resource Contents
★ First Impressions of the Ship
★ The Impact
★ Gathering Information
★ Filling the Lifeboats
★ Sinking - Fast
★ Going Back?
★ Waiting to be Rescued
★ On Board the Carpathia
★ Remembering the Lost
★ Lessons Learned
★ Questions on First Person Sources
★ Survivor Biographies


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23
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1 Week

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Stories from Titanic Survivors: Analyzing First Person Poi
Stories from Titanic Survivors: Analyzing First Person Poi
Stories from Titanic Survivors: Analyzing First Person Poi
Stories from Titanic Survivors: Analyzing First Person Poi
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