This blog will conclude our exploration of documentaries on the Titanic. This one will feature several documentaries that I found on YouTube with a summary. It took a lot of digging through search results due to the movie. There are also many mini-documentaries available. These mini-docs tackle a variety of topics including what happened to the bridge, Titanic’s children, launching lifeboats, and what happened to the Titanic’s bodies. Share these documentaries with a class or have a substitute teacher show them off. Use these documentaries or clips from these documentaries at your discretion. If you can afford it, purchase these documentaries for your classroom library, support the historians who work tirelessly to bring us quality material.
There are hundreds of stories that have come out of Titanic and thousands of more theories. Did week rivet heads cause the ship to sink? Was there a design flaw in the ship that caused it to break apart? Why were there not enough lifeboats? Before the Carpathia reached New York there were already questions. The United States had their inquiry about the sinking and then the British had their inquiry about the sinking. The official line was that the Titanic sunk in one piece, despite what the passengers said. Bob Ballard confirmed the passengers' observations when he discovered the wreck. Expeditions after brought up artifacts from the wreck. That stirred up debate as to whether or not Titanic should be treated as a gravesite or whether artifacts should be brought up to preserve them.
Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved - YouTube
Even at 100 years old the Titanic is still revealing its mysteries. A new expedition goes to the wreck site to map out the whole area. Did Titanic have a fatal flaw that doomed her to sink? This is a follow-up to the expedition that found two pieces of Titanic bottom on the ocean floor. The expedition approaches their hypothesis about the Titanic the same way air crash investigators. They put the ship together in a virtual hanger. This expedition not only finds missing pieces of the Titanic but also puts together a site survey map for a future expedition. They were looking for where the ship broke apart.
Titanic Discovery: Professor Robert Ballard - YouTube
Bob Ballard became a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He did this lecture at the University of Rhode Island. He discusses the discovery of the ship as well as how the ship can be preserved.
Titanic: The Nightmare and the Dream - YouTube
This documentary was filmed in 1986 and it is about the Discovery of the Titanic. Bob Ballard had worked with the Navy to discover the vessel at the bottom.
Titanic - YouTube
In 1997 Titanic came out and was the highest-grossing film in the world at the time. James Cameron, the director, assembles a team to look at the sinking of the Titanic. This documentary came out in 2012 to coincide with the anniversary of the sinking.
Who Sank the Titanic - YouTube
This documentary is about the human errors that lead to the sinking of the Titanic. This docu-drama features the officers’ decisions on board as well as the materials used to build the Titanic to determine whether or not the ship could have avoided its fate.
Titanic’s Missing Pieces – YouTube
In 2005 two pieces of Titanic bottom were discovered by an expedition to the ship. This expedition was lead by explorers Chatterton and Kohler. It was a discovery that sent shockwaves through the Titanic community. What could these two pieces reveal about Titanic’s final moments?
Titanic Anatomy of a Disaster – YouTube
This is a 1997 Documentary about the Titanic disaster. It explores the wreck to solve the mysteries of her sinking.
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