‘It’s a great big ship!’: Teaching the Titanic at Key Stage 1


By Jo Connor and Andy Skinner, published 20th October 2017

Edith Haisman, a 15-year-old passenger on the Titanic, exclaimed, ‘It’s a great big ship!’ when she first caught sight of it. Similar excitement could be generated among your pupils by incorporating a study of the Titanic into your curriculum. If you are tired of teaching about the Great Fire of London and looking for new and exciting ideas for events to study with your pupils at Key Stage 1 we think we have the answer. Many schools around the country have already successfully introduced the study as a significant event, often with a local connection.

In this article with contributions from the education teams of two of our leading maritime museums we will explore the topic and consider ways to introduce it in your school either with or without an accompanying visit to a museum...

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