Voyage on the Great Titanic (Dear America)
The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912
Praise For Voyage on the Great Titanic (Dear America): The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912…
PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA:"More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entre into American history." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations . . . A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries." --CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE"Engaging, accessible historical fiction." --SLJ"The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age." --CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Scholastic Press, 9780545238342, 208pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2010
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Discuss how Margaret Ann Brady came to live at St. Abernathy’s Orphanage for Girls.
What do you think of Mrs. Carstairs? Discuss her generous, as well as petty, behavior. Does she ever thank Margaret for forcing her to board a lifeboat?
What role did each of these vessels play in the Titanic story: the New York, the Californian, and the Carpathia?
Margaret describes the heroic actions she witnessed the night the Titanic sank: “Men moved aside, without the slightest thought for themselves. There are not sufficient words in the English language to honor their valor and gallantry.” If such a disaster occurred today, do you think people would act the same way? Turn to the author interview at the end of this guide for Ellen Emerson White’s answer. Do you agree?
Margaret’s diary is filled with observations about the different classes of people aboard the Titanic. Cite several examples of how the classes were treated and separated on the ship. Do we have such class distinctions in America today? Explain.
What scene from Margaret’s diary do you remember best? Why?