Interdisciplinary place-based education about the Titanic disaster
Learning about local history can be beneficial to future citizens, by stimulating place attachment and civic engagement, and providing authentic experience of doing history. At the same time, awareness of the importance of integrating informal and outdoors learning environments into the curriculum have been on the rise. Focusing on the integration of formal and informal education in the context of teaching local history of RMS Titanic, this project aims to work with history and science teachers, pupils (Key Stage 3; age 11-14) and museum educators to develop and pilot a curriculum unit focused on the history of Titanic and Southampton. Historical records and artefacts from the Titanic Inquiry Project (https://www.titanicinquiry.org/) will be used to explore the Titanic disaster from scientific and historical perspectives.