This past week in school we did a mini unit on the Titanic. The week started with a trip to the library to check out books on the "ship of dreams". We had a great time reading the books and looking at all the pictures.
This lesson was great because there was a little bit of each subject involved. We counted the number of life boats and decks, we read the books, we talked about the passage from England to New York, and we talked about icebergs. Math, English, Geography, and Science! Then we talked about what it would be like to be on the Titanic and what we would have done. We talked about praying and trusting the Lord, and doing everything we could to help others.
The second day we had tea time, much like they did on the Titanic. We made scones and had hot tea. I even dressed up for them to make it more realistic. They really got a kick out of that! (I have had that dress for years, left over from my own days of childhood dress-up!) We role played as we dined. Justin pretended to be Captain Smith. So we asked him if he had received any iceberg warnings....Peter was a rich man from England so I asked him if he had brought his car on board the ship. I even invited them to my promenade. :) Such fun.
For craft day we made ships and icebergs out of clay and painted them to make a shadow box.
Here is Peter's masterpiece. We even had glow in the dark starts....but no moon, to stay as accurate as possible.
And here is proud Justin. Lol, his iceberg cracks me up. :)
The week ended with a trip to the science museum to see the Titanic Artifact exhibit. The exhibit was excellent and so moving, they did a wonderful job putting it together. I think it helped Peter to understand the history more to have visuals.
The week was such a success. The biggest lesson to be taught/learned is the contrast between the pride of man and the sovereignty of God. This "unsinkable" ship is on the bottom of the ocean. Man was so proud of his creation and was so caught up in boasting about his accomplishments. But God is God and He is more powerful. This world is passing away, but the Word of the Lord will endure forever. May He alone be the one that receives man's praise and adoration.