Titanic Video Writing Prompts

 

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K-2: Travel Words & Images

Ships are just one way people travel. What are some other ways people get from one place to another?

 

For each form of travel, write the word and then draw a picture that represents that travel option.

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3-5: The 3-D Difference Debate

Do you like movies better in standard 2-D or in 3-D? What do you think is so appealing about the 3-D experience?

 

In 3-5 sentences, describe why you think people like seeing 3-D movies.

6-8: Historical Fiction Writing

The movie Titanic created a fictional story that included real-life facts from the famous sinking of the Titanic. It even included characters based on real people and specific details about famous historical event.

 

Identify a historical event you’ve studied in school. Write a short story (3-5 paragraphs) that details the experience of a person living through this historical event. You should include at least 3 details you know to be true about this event and include at least one character based on a real person. Other than that, you can create your own main characters and storyline.

9-12: Sinking Soundtrack Response & Research

As is shown in the film, musicians onboard the Titanic continued to play as the ship was sinking. Why do you think they did this? What effect do you think it had on the other people onboard the ship?

 

Research option: Find firsthand accounts of those onboard the Titanic that document this instance and describe its effect. Did their accounts reflect your presumptions?

 

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