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New Titanic exhibit includes guides for grade schoolers, teens, scouts, youth groups

A series of free, online education guides help teachers and parents expand on the exhibit experience.

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Titanic exhibit arrives in Raleigh
Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences opened its new exhibit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit last weekend.

The exhibit features more than 200 artifacts from the famous ship, along with an iceberg to touch and an opportunity to explore the wreck site on giant screens. Read more about it in my post from last week.

This week, the museum added some online resource guides for parents, teachers, church groups, youth groups, scouts and seniors. These include guides for elementary school, middle school and high school kids.

While they are geared toward group visits, they are definitely a valuable resource for parents who want to expand on the exhibit experience. You'll find information that you can talk about with your children before you go, along with activities to do while you're visiting the exhibit.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can use a guide developed just for them to fulfill select requirements for earning specified merit badges.

A guide for church and youth groups explores the significance of religion on the ship's last day, including details about the lives and deaths of the eight clergymen aboard the Titanic, along with the religious services held on board and the hymns that were sung.

These are great resources and, best of all, are all free. Click here to check them out.



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