The Titanic

Just over 100 years ago, on 15th April 1912, the world's largest passenger liner at the time, the Titanic, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic, which was on its maiden (first) voyage, hit an iceberg and over 1,500 passengers were drowned. We have a number of activities and printables with which to introduce the story of the Titanic to children.

When I was at primary school (many years ago) we learned to sing a little song "Oh they built the ship Titanic". I remember rushing home to find out more about the event from my parents, looking up the Titanic in our encyclopedia. I was thrilled to find a lovely video version of the song which you'll find towards the bottom of the page. It's a great place to start! And I've put the words below the video if you want to sing along...

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Titanic Videos

The Titanic - original photos of the ship before her maiden voyage, and images of newspaper headlines after the tragedy:

"Oh, they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue..." - lyrics below:

Oh, they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue
And they thought they had a ship that the water would never go through
But the Lord's almighty hand knew that ship would never land
It was bad when that great ship went down.

It was bad (it was bad)
It was bad (it was bad)
It was bad when that great ship went down (to the bottom of the...)
Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives
It was bad when that great ship went down.

Oh they sailed out from England and were not far from the shore
When the rich refused to associate with the poor
So they put them down below, where they were the first to go
It was sad wwhen that great ship went down.

It was sad (it was sad)
It was sad (it was sad)
It was sad when that great ship went down (to the bottom of the...)
Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives
It was sad when that great ship went down.

The boat was full of water, and the sides about to burst,
When the Captain shouted "Women and children first!"
Oh the Captain tried to wire but the lines were all on fire,
It was sad when that great ship went down.

Chorus

Oh they swung the lifeboats out over the deep and raging see
And the band struck up "Nearer my God to Thee".
Little children wept and cried as the waves crept over the side.
It was sad when that great ship went down.

Chorus

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