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How did the unsinkable ship sink?

In this history driven study, we will be exploring the history and geography curriculum through the key question - 'How did the unsinkable ship sink?'


As historians, we will aim to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of both British and local history dating back to the early 1900s. Through an in depth study, we will discover contrasts between the world in 1912 and the world now by looking at the social class system and devising questions about such issues. We will explore a range of sources to help us understand how knowledge of the past is constructed.


We will revisit and refine our geographical skills throughout this topic, using maps and atlases to locate cities and counties within the UK, Europe and North America. We will also learn to understand similarities and differences between the UK and France and between the UK and America. We will consider aspects of physical and human geography, including land use and settlements, economic activity and trade links and the distribution of natural resources and how these factors influenced the building and destinations of the Titanic's voyage.


Throughout this study we will be continually revisiting and refining our skills and knowledge. Therefore, our 'golden nuggets' of knowledge will be embedded into our long term memories!