Primary source the titanic

Primary Source: The Titanic Is Sinking


from Daily Illinois State Journal April 15, 1912

In 1912, the supposedly unsinkable "Titanic" sank in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage. This article from an Illinois newspaper tells the early account of the "Titanic's" collision with an iceberg. After reading the article, students will respond to questions on the main idea, the language, and the facts.