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Week 4- What kinds of things might people have done aboard the Titanic before it hit the iceberg?

Lesson 4- "What kinds of things might people have done aboard the Titanic before it hit the iceberg?" 


Look at the image below of the Titanic deck plan (image from Liverpool Maritime Museum). 


The blue sections show the first class areas and cabins of the Titanic. These include two grand staircases, restaurants, a reading and writing room, lounge, swimming pool and Turkish bath. 


The red sections show the second class areas of the ship. Passengers in this class had their own dining room and library. 


Most people on the ship travelled in third class. Third class areas are marked in green.  What do you notice about the size of these areas? There was one dining room for these passengers to share and their cabins were closest to the Titanic's noisy engine rooms at the bottom of the ship. 

Father Browne's Titanic Photography 

Father Browne was a creative photographer from Ireland who was gifted a ticket to travel on the Titanic from Southampton to Queenstown in Ireland (now known as 'Cobh'). He took lots of photographs during his journey of life on the Titanic. Because Frank got off the ship in Ireland, before it continued on it's longest leg of the journey to New York (and sunk), he survived and so did his pictures. Spend some time looking through the photographs on the website below. Can you spot a picture of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class areas of the ship? 

Activity: Shoe Box Room


Using what you have learnt this week, I would like you to have a go at creating a model of a room on the Titanic. Look at the deck plan and the photographs to see what may have been in different rooms on the ship and how they are decorated. Here are some ideas: 

  • The first class restaurant
  • A second or third class cabin
  • First class reading & writing room
  • The gymnasium 
  • The radio room 


Depending on what you have at home, you could use an old shoebox, cereal boxes, food packaging, fabric/ wall paper scraps etc.

Please remember to ask an adult at home first about what you can and cannot use before creating your Titanic masterpiece! 


Struggling to find materials for your Titanic replica? Look at these alternative ideas instead: 

  • Could you build it out of lego or similar? 
  • How about sketching a detailed picture of what you think it might have looked like? 


Remember to share your pictures with me on Class Dojo! If you would like to share your pictures with others in class, add a note with your picture to let me know.