Have you heard about the brand new Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? I can't wait to go check it out! There's actually one in Branson, Missouri too, but I have a friend from high school that is moving to the Pigeon Forge area and I really, really, really want to see this with her family. Anyway, we're hoping to visit sometime this summer. We'll see.
I don't always prepare in advance for the places we visit but today while I was reading through some of the blog posts in my reader I ran across this post by my friend Dana at Noggins and Nonsense, dedicated to their study of the R.M.S. Titanic. She shared resources they used, a movie they watched and some ideas for your own Titanic pages for a history notebook. One of the books, Voyage on the Great Titanic-The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady caught my attention (you can read about it in Dana's Book Log- aren't you loving her blog?!)
Well, this very day when I was supposed to be shopping for groceries, I discovered a thrift store and was lured inside and what did I find? This very book! Okay, it's a sign that we MUST VISIT THE TITANIC MUSEUM! Okay, really I'm just joking, but I sure am excited to assign this to my children to read. After reading Dana's thoughts, I may just follow suit and enjoy it as a read aloud. I'm just so excited to have made this discovery!
So, have you studied the Titanic exclusively? What resources did you use?