Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Last Titanic Survivor Dies

Millvina Dean, the last Titanic survivor, has died. She was only nine weeks old and of course remembers nothing, but grew up with the stories.

See this BBC story for more details.

I teach my 10th graders about the Titanic in my English class when we do a non-fiction unit. They are always enthralled by the story, as are many people.

What is it about the tragic, sad story of the Titanic that continues to draw such interest. There's something morbid about yet, yet still fascinating.

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