ALEX Learning Assets
Title: The Ship of Dreams......Under Construction
Digital Tool: Building Titanic InteractiveTimeline
Digital Tool Description: Experience the incredible history of the Titanic, one of mankind's most remarkable feats of engineering. This richly visual and comprehensive interactive takes you on a magnificent trip through time to witness the historic ship come to life in the Belfast shipyards of Harland & Wolff. And as you travel, don't forget to stop at key milestones along to way to explore the many fascinating stories behind this enduring marvel.(Description provided by National Geographic)
Build Your Own Bridge
Students survey sites, plan building, and create a bridge in this activity.
Thinkfinity Informational Materials
Subject: Social Studies
Title: Smith and Wesson Schofield Revolver
Description: This Smith Wesson was found loaded at the Little Big Horn Battlefield in 1883. The Smith Wesson Schofield revolver, .45 caliber, was manufactured from 1875 to 1878. The vast majority of the 9,000 guns went to the U.S. Army. Many saw service in the Indian Wars, though they were reported in use as late as the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. The First Model Schofield has a latch configuration that is rather pointed at the top and has a circle around the screwhead at the bottom. Serial-number range will give you an indication of whether it is First or Second Model; the numbers change from the First Model to the Second Model at a little over 3,000.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12