The Sinking of the Titanic

Why were so many lives lost in the disaster?

What to expect in the online workshop:

In this online workshop in your classroom students will investigate why so many passengers and crew lost their lives in the Titanic disaster. Students examine documents including witness testimonies and photographs. Many of the documents were collected as part of the inquiry by the British Wreck Commissioner from May-July 1912. This session develops student’s causal thinking, by considering the most significant factor that led to the huge loss of life. Students compare their judgement to the 1912 inquiry’s conclusion.

The one-hour online session in your classroom is led by an experienced history educator, you only need a microphone, large screen and webcam to take part. Interactive activities encourage students to discuss their ideas and work in groups using high-quality materials provided in advance by the Education team.


This workshop supports schools studying challenges to Britain and the wider world, 1901 to the present day.

Connections to the curriculum: History

Available as: Online Workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:

Online workshop

in your classroom

1 hour

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stages 2 and 3

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Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3908 9162