Today it will be 100 years since Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden (and only) voyage across the Atlantic towards New York.
In honour of the centenary we have released a new movie of epic proportions – Titanic.
Not only that, but we’re making it free for the whole week so you’ve got time to learn about the most famous shipwreck in history.
They said the Titanic was practically unsinkable…but it sank to the bottom of the ocean four days into its first voyage. If you watch our new movie, you can learn exactly how big this behemoth of a ship was, and how an iceberg was able to bring it down.
You’ll see how Titanic was a product of its period, a high point of faith in technology and scientific progress. Discover why a ship this large was built in the first place, and hear about some of the amenities that made it the floating equivalent of a four-star hotel.
Finally, you’ll hear about the major changes to maritime safety made after the Titanic went down.
- Think you already know the story of Titanic? Test your knowledge by taking the Quiz before watching the movie.
- Print off the Vocabulary sheet available in the Activities and fill it out as you watch the movie.
- Then take the time to read the FYI about that other Titanic movie, ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ and chief baker, Charles John Joughin.
So set sail with Tim and Moby as they journey to…well, disaster: Titanic topic