The Sinking of the Titanic

Why were so many lives lost in the disaster?

Exploring information and testimony submitted to the British government inquiry into the sinking of Titanic, students investigate why so many passengers and crew lost their lives in the early hours of 15 April 1912. Through close analysis of these documents, students link causes, reaching a conclusion about which factors were most significant.

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

Connections to the curriculum: History

Available as: Virtual Classroom or Video Conference. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:

Virtual classroom

in your classroom

1 hour

Video conference

in your classroom

1 hour

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 3

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Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3908 9162

Email: education@nationalarchives.gov.uk