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Graebner Elementary students cruise into learning

Graebner Elementary students briefly re-surfaced the Titanic to help reinforce units based on the historic event. 

Fourth-grade students used the legendary event as a backdrop to promote lessons from all major subject areas. 

"It is a lot of fun and challenging," fourth grader Francina Lucaj. 
Students first studied the Titanic as part of an anthology lesson in its language arts program. The lessons were coordinated by Graebner fourth-grade teachers Tina Mow, Stacey Amore and Stephanie Hudson. 

On Tuesday, the students took the lesson a step farther by going back to April 15, 1912, by dressing as first, second, and third class passengers.
In one classroom, students learned about morse code and early 20th century forms of communication.

Emma Davis noted that technology has changed things quite a bit in 100 years.

"If I texted dots and dashes to my friends they would be really confused," she said. 

In a second classroom, students researched the historical event to write a series of day-after newsletter articles. 

Fourth-grader Samuel Ibri explained that he is writing an article from the perspective of a young boy who was on the vessel. 

Graebner students engaged in a multi-media presentation about the passengers, culture and timeline associated with the historic event.

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