On September 1st, 1985 a joint U.S.-French expedition…

… located the remains of the RMS Titanic on the floor of the Atlantic ocean 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. The Titanic had rested undisturbed since the early morning hours of April 15, 1912 when it slipped out of sight after striking an iceberg the night before. For more than 73 years her secrets had remained hidden until the discovery lead to the photographing of the remains and the recovery of numerous artifacts.

The world was given a chance to see beautiful remnants of a bygone era, brought up more than 12,000 feet from the ocean floor. Do you have beautiful remnants of a bygone era just waiting to be discovered in your homeschool? I’ll bet you do!

Grandparents and great grandparents have stories to tell, memorabilia to show and wisdom to impart. And it’s all free for the asking. Time passes quickly and our best intentions to “get around to it” often come too late. NOW is the time to have your children make a list of questions and then pay a visit to aging family members and begin unearthing “treasures and artifacts” that have been hidden for 40, 60 or 80 years.

There are stories of romance, tragedy, heroism and courage. These real-life stories put the movie “Titanic” to shame- and they’re just waiting to be told. The story of how great-grandmother and great-grandfather met. The story of the family moving from Pennsylvania to California during the great epression. The stories of the dustbowl, of World War II, of first jobs, first loves and first automobiles. There are tales of fires and tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. There are world travels and wonderful vacations waiting to be shared. There are funny stories and tragic stories just waiting to be discovered. The treasures and artifacts are yours for the asking.

Consider buying an inexpensive digital recorder for as little as $35 to capture these wonderful family stories and save them for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burn them onto CD’s or DVD’s for future generations.

Begin making a list of questions for each older family member with your children. Continue to add to your list in the days ahead until you’re ready to “interview” them and discover hidden treasure.

Invite your children to tour this remarkable website and learn more about the Titanic today as well. You’ll be able to look at photographs of the ship and the many artifacts which have been recovered.

http://www.titanic-online.com/index.php4

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