Titanic and Costa Concordia Comparative Study
I produced this comparative study to complement my assembly on the Titanic. This script was written to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic this year; last week’s events proving a quite remarkable precursor to this event – taking place on Friday 13th and just under one hundred years later.
Free Titanic and Costa Concordia Comparative Study (Comprehension exercise, plus follow on discussion, suitable for Years 5 plus)
There are so many clear similarities – whilst of course huge differences -between the two scenarios. I thought it would make a really interesting lesson (or two) – first studying the facts and then drawing conclusions e.g. lessons learnt, lessons still to be learnt.
I hope this proves to be a useful resource. It will be available shortly as download straight off the website – in the meantime, if you could drop me a line on [email protected] I will email it to you directly.
The Titanic Assembly is available off the ‘Featured’ scripts (top bar on main page) section of the website or in the History section of the Assemblies.
Sample text (1)
DISASTER AT SEA
1912 The Titanic
2012 The Costa Concordia
I THE TITANIC
On April 10th 1912 the world’s largest and most luxurious passenger steamship set off on her maiden voyage, from Southampton to New York. This was to be The Titanic’s first and last journey. Four days later disaster struck. At 11.40pm April 14thThe Titanic hit an iceberg which ripped a huge gash in her side and she sank just two hours and forty minutes later. …………..
Sample text 2
II THE COSTA CONCORDIA
On January 13th 2012 the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, set off from the Roman port of Civitavecchia. The seven day cruise was scheduled to visit Savonna, Marseilles, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo. Just hours into the cruise, at 10pm, disaster struck. A huge boom and crash echoed around the ship as it collided with rocks off the Italian shore of Isola del Giglio, gauging a huge hole in the side of the vessel. Water poured in and the ship began to list – so much so that a number of the lifeboats could not be launched. Despite the severity of the situation, the order to abandon ship was not given until forty five minutes later – chaos ensuing as there had been no emergency drill (this was scheduled for the next day) and nobody knew where to go.