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We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Californian Neglected its Duty
- El Paso Herald
In the article “Californian Neglected its Duty,” the El Paso Herald discusses the sinking of the Titanic and why there were so few survivors.Pair “Titanic Officer Swears Wreck Due to Company’s Neglect” with “Californian Neglected Its Duty: News Report on Senate Findings of Why the Titanic Sank with Few Survivors” and ask students to discuss what could have been done differently to prevent the tragedy from occurring? What do these two texts teach us about the importance of communication? How can we take the mistakes from the Titanic to prevent tragedies in the future?
Conflicting News Reports on the Fate of the Sinking Titanic
- Various Authors
These excerpts from two different newspapers were both written about the Titanic the day it sank, but report very inaccurate information about what happened.Pair “Conflicting Reports on the Fate of the Sinking Titanic” with “Titanic Officer Swears Wreck Due to Company’s Neglect” and ask students to discuss what the two articles can teach us about how information travelled at the time. How do the initial articles differ from the officer’s firsthand account? Why do you think the first newspaper articles were incorrect? How is the dissemination of breaking news different today than it was then?