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Take your students on a virtual tour of the RMS Titanic with this low-prep activity. Using a combination of informational text, video animation tours, and visuals, your students will learn about the construction and ship layout, passenger experiences, the iceberg disaster, survivor stories, and ongoing wreckage exploration.


This virtual field trip covers:

:: What was the RMS Titanic?

:: The Titanic's Voyage

:: Titanic Construction

:: An "Unsinkable" Ship

:: Captain and Crew

:: Ticket Pricing to Board

:: First Class Passenger Experience

:: Notable ship features (Grand Staircase, Restaurant, Deck)

:: Second Class Passenger Experience

:: Third Class Passenger Experience

:: Iceberg Alley

:: The Disaster Timeline

:: Life Boats

:: Frigid Waters & Survivor Rates

:: Rescue Efforts from the Carpathia

:: Third Class Survivor Story

:: Second Class Survivor Story

:: First Class Survivor Story

:: Finding the Wreckage

:: Treasure Hunters

:: The Titanic's Legacy


This Virtual Field Trip Includes:

:: Informational Text (build background knowledge)

:: Response Questions (EDITABLE)

:: Video Links with Ads Removed

:: Animation Video Tours

:: Grading Rubric

:: Everything is set up in Google Slides & ready to go!




How it Works:

This virtual field trip can be conducted teacher-led or shared with students through Google Classroom as an independent assignment. Everything is set up for you. This resource is LOW PREP and would even make great sub plans. Student directions are found within the lesson, and direct links are included to specific videos (all ads removed for you!). All work is completed digitally. No printing is necessary.



This virtual field trip is structured. This means that the informational text and links are meaningful and are meant to lead students to think critically as they respond to the questions throughout the virtual field trip. This is also a great way to keep students accountable as they learn and explore. All response questions are EDITABLE, so you can tailor them to your class needs. Students complete this activity in edit mode of Google Slides.


Standards Alignment:

:: Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text

:: Washington Social Studies Standards

:: Can crosswalk to many different standards


Grading Rubric:

A grading rubric is included which assesses: accuracy, thoroughness, validity, and writing conventions. Answers will vary throughout, as students are recording their observations and findings.



Please note that students will watch video animation tours. All of the video links are included within the activity. I have replaced the YouTube links so that they will automatically start in full screen with zero ads! This should solve issues if you don't have access to YouTube.


If you have questions, feel free to reach out prior to purchasing. Looking for another virtual field trip that you don’t see? Let me know! I can be reached directly by email at:


Thank you!

Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.

Social Studies Education, K-12

Elementary Education K-8

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RMS Titanic Virtual Field Trip

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