Willis Road students complete research project on Titanic

by Staff Reports

alt

Submitted Photo

Teacher Leanne Cheatham’s students at Willis Road Elementary are shown in their costumes from the Titanic-style luncheon. From left are Austin Chastain, T.J. Fulford, Glenn Sherrer, Antony Gonzalez, Dallas Vinyard, Eli Corley, Mrs. Cheathm, Jeremiah Mateen, Salvador Medina, Sean Culpepper, Blake Kurtz, Erik Ellison, Theo Krajewski, Matthew Rogers, Kellen Porter, Hao Huang, Justin Kantorcyzk, and Chaz Crawford.

Fourth-graders in the class of teacher Leanne Cheatham at Willis Road Elementary School recently concluded a lengthy research project on the ship Titanic with their very own Titanic-style luncheon.

Cheatham’s reading class began their unit by reading the historical fiction book “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic” by Lauren Tarshis. Students then researched the history of the Titanic, and each student was given a passenger to explore. 

Students integrated technology into their projects by creating PowerPoint presentations that demonstrated what their passengers’ Twitter accounts may have included and the tweets that they may have sent during the voyage. 

The culminating activity was a luncheon complete with students dressed as their 1912 Titanic passengers along with an heirloom trunk that belonged to a student’s ancestors. Fortunately the ancestors had wagon troubles and missed the sailing of the Titanic.



More Education

Coweta County Schools hold Teacher Edcamp

Coweta County's first teacher-led EdCamp was recently held to give teachers and administrators an opportunity to collaborate and lead intera ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Hillary Metts

Hillary Metts teaches special education at Moreland Elementary School. This year is her sixth year of teaching. Why did you become a teacher ... Read More


Churches help with back-to-school needs

Dr. Lynn Glassbrook can’t forget those two bookbags a donor left in the fellowship hall at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church on Highw ... Read More


Education Briefs

Troy University announces Summer/Term 5 graduates Troy University is pleased to recognize local students who graduated during the summer sem ... Read More


Young Georgia Authors

Coweta student named state writing contest winner

Lee Middle School (LMS) eighth-grader Seung-Joon Baek was chosen as the eighth grade winner in the state's Young Georgia Authors writing com ... Read More

Teacher in Focus: Kristin Richard

Kristin Richard teaches kindergarten at Canongate Elementary School. She is starting her 20th year of teaching and has been in Coweta County ... Read More