Today we read about Robert Ballard. Robert Duane Ballard (June 30, 1942 - ) is an American undersea explorer, marine scientist, and US Naval officer who has been on over 65 underwater expeditions in submarines and deep diving submersibles. He found the Titanic and many other wrecks and has revolutionized undersea exploring by using remotely controlled submersible robotic devices. Ballard continues to explore the sea.
Titanic: This "unsinkable" ocean liner was about 12,000 feet deep in the cold North Atlantic Ocean. Ballard and his team found the Titanic on September 1, 1985, using sonar, but had to wait a year to return and view the wreck up close in the submersible ALVIN, also using JASON to view it.
Students then had to create a realistic fiction narrative about the discovery of the Titanic as if they were part of the crew.