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April 15 is the centennial anniversary of the Titanic disaster which took the lives of more than 1500 people and left just over 700 survivors The sinking of the Titanic is one of the landmark disasters in history partly because of the belief that the builders purpose had been to construct an unsinkable ship that ended up sinking on its maiden voyage The event has since served as a reminder of natures terrifying power even in the face of new and aweinspiring human technologies Here are ideas for teaching about the Titanic disaster that will help students make connections to the story and help them understand why today it maintains a chilling grip on the popular imagination and has become in the words of one expert a cultural meme