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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Titanic Unit Study (and Birthday Party)


My son read Titanic Lost and Found early last year and has been obsessed with it ever since.  I finally got around to do a titanic unit, he counted down the days until it started. 

Drawn from the Draw the Titanic Book

Coloring Page from Titanic Coloring Book



Lapbook by A Journey Through Learning

Shrinky Dinks

Wooden titanic model kit

C made several Lego versions of titanic.
Some books we read:
Activity worksheets to go with it 

You can find other resources we used at this HOW TO MAKE A UNIT STUDY POST
Movies we watched:
Netflix:
Why ships sink
Titanic (the movie) – we only watched from when they hit the iceberg until the end, be warned there is some bad language. 

Discovery Streaming:
Curiosity:  What Sank the Titanic?
Myth Busters:  Water Displacement:  Down with the Titanic
Reading Rainbow:  Sunken Treasure
PowerMyLearning.org – Titanic Movie Maker
Game:

Birthday Party!!
First I made gift bags with a Life Preserver on them (cut from the cricut), the bag contained a bookmark, a titanic book and some life saver candies.
The book we gave:

The bookmark (you can get a printable sheet of 4 HERE), I laminated them.
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Activities:
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I got these sailboat kits from Oriental Trading that they put together and painted
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Melt the ice game
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Playing with the boats in the raft pool, filled with icebergs (I froze big blocks of ice in large ice cream tubs)

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The Cake, I used this desk kit from Amazon
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Pin the iceberg on The Titanic (I cut the titanic out on my cricut machine)

I also wanted to play throw the life preserver game, having them toss a pool inflatable ring over some cones, but I couldn’t get cones.  So we just used dive rings and sticks. 
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