a. Attention Getter: (I want everyone to stop and imagine themselves being on a huge, luxurious ship enjoying dinner with your family, you all are having the best time of your lives. Then within minutes your lives suddenly change and all you can think about is whether or not you are going to live or die.)
b. Credibility Statement: (I have always been interested in the history of the Titanic and I am truly taken away by the facts that my research has shown me. )
c. Relevance Statement: (Many of you have probably heard of the Titanic or even seen the movie but there is so many more details and facts that people are unaware of.)
d. Preview Topic: (The Titanic is one of the most famous non-war tragedies in history, as you may have heard of it or seen it but are oblivious to the facts.).
e. Thesis: (Today I will be discussing the building of the Titanic, the sinking of the ship and the movie that was made about it.)
****Transition: “Let me begin with the building of the Titanic.” ****
a. The building of the Titanic.
i. The RMS Titanic was built due to a competition among rival shipping lines in the early 1900’s. The work began in March of 1909 in a shipyard located in Belfast, Ireland. When the building was finished the ship measured to be 882 feet in length and 92.5 feet at the broadest point being one of the largest of its time. 1 (APA In-text Citation). ii. In May, 1911 the ship entered its first body of water in a river located in Belfast. It being one of the
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on its maiden voyage in 1912 the British ocean liner titanic sank after ramming an iceberg in the north atlantic ocean. the nearest ship the California did not get the SOS message because the radio operator had gone to bed and turned off his radio. the titanics captain Edward j smith knew that there were only enough lifeboats for half the 2100 people on board in the panic even those were not filled. seventeen year old jack Thayer from Philadelphia was not lucky enough to get into a lifeboat but as the titanic slid into the water, he dived from its deck into the ice waters coming upon an overturned lifeboat he hung on until the carpathian came to his rescue at dawn more than 1500 other people were not so
My research topic was naval transport and watercrafts, in the following document I will be comparing and contrasting the two greatest river vessels of the ancient world. The Sampan of ancient China and the Felucca of Egypt. Each culture had a different idea on boats, and I hope to teach you that not all ships are created equal.
The article Into the Dark Water by Lauren Tarshis is about when the most massive, high in technology, indestructible ship sunk. The Titanic of course. Also when passenger and survivor Jack Thayer shared his journey, through his writing with author Lauren Tarshis. It makes the article more intriguing to use quotes because it makes you feel as if you are on the ship on that night.
The article “Into the Dark Water” by Lauren Tarshis is about Jack Thayer who was on the real “Titanic” and lived. He was 17. In the article it tells about him trying to get off the ship after it hits an iceberg. The article included many exact quotes from him.
The topic on the discovery of Ironclad ships during the civil war in America (1861-1865) was selected because of the impact it had on the development of the American society, acting as a change agent that lead to an era of new opportunities as listed below;
The two media sources I’m going to use are Eyewitness to History and the History Channel.The disaster I’ll be writing about is the sinking of the Titanic(also known as the “unsinkable ship.”)The sinking of the Titanic happened on April 14,1912 at 11:40 P.M. in the Atlantic Ocean when leaving Southampton to New York City. The cause of the sinking was because of an iceberg the ship crashed into.There were 2,200 passengers, after the collision with the iceberg there was only 705 survivors and 1,522 passengers died.
Everyone knows the story of the Titanic. The ship was on its maiden voyage when it hit an iceberg and sank, leading to the death of more than 1,500 people (“Titanic” A+E Networks). It was a horrible event, but it may have all been planned by the company that owned the ship. White Star Line owned both the Titanic and its sister ship, the Olympic. The
Thesis: The Titanic sank because the route was not changed in time of the hit, the cold water mirage, and man’s error.
As a matte of fact, historians and critics tend to argue a lot about the reliability of Titanic’s historical representations. Richard Howells, professor at Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries in King’s College London, argues that “ we are forced reluctantly to admit that for many people today, their ‘history’ of the Titanic is drawn from film.” He puts forward a quote of Mark C. Carnes, ’For many, Hollywood History is the only history.’ In order to exemplify that for many people, whether we view it in two or three dimensions, Cameron’s Titanic and the actual Titanic remain one
Where: Left from Southaptom, England, and was on its way to New York. Made stops in Cherbourg, France and sailed to Queenstown(now known as Cobh), Ireland. Sank in the North Atlantic.