Titanic Proportions and Scaling

Students will better understand food’s role in our history and food’s relation to socio-economic status by interpreting and scaling recipes used both on the
Titanic and in their schools.




Lesson Topics:

Proportions, scaling, social class, socio-economic status, scones, Titanic, mass production

Curricular Connections:

Common Core English Language Arts:

Grades 3-5 Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details (Standards 1,3)
Grades 3-5 Informational Text: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Standard 7)
Grades 3-5 Writing: Text Types and Purposes (Standard 2)

Common Core Math:

Grades 3-5: Number and Operations in Base Ten
Grades 3-5: Number and Operations – Fractions

Illinois Social Science Learning Standards:

Grade 3: History: Historical Sources and Evidence

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