Presentation on theme: "From Exploring the Titanic"— Presentation transcript:
1 From Exploring the Titanic A Floating Layer Cake of Social ClassesBy Robert D. Ballard
2 The Titanic “Unsinkable” luxury cruise ship Began it’s maiden voyage April 10, 1912Layers of the ship divided guests based on background, wealth, and education
3 Social Classes of the Titanic Manual workersThird-class passengersSecond-class passengersFirst-class passengers
4 The Floating Layer Cake Layers of the ship are like the layers of a cakeLayers are made up of different social classesLower class stays on the bottom layerMiddle class sits in the middle areaUpper class is the icing on the layers
5 Social Values and the Titanic The upper class passengers had more beautiful accommodations.The lower class passengers were placed in very basic accommodations.
6 Social ValuesSociety treated lower class people with very little respect.Wealthy people were placed at a higher level of respect in society.Gates were locked on the ship between the levels to keep the classes separated.Traditionally, society separates the classes and provides little interaction between the different classes.
7 Passengers of the Titanic Due to location on the ship, first class passengers had better access to the life boats.It has been argued that lower class passengers did not have the same chances of survival because they were less important.
8 Conclusion The Titanic passenger structure is very much like society’s socioeconomic classes.Society separates the lower class from the upper class with different obstacles just like the Titanic’s barricadesseparated the classes on the ship.
9 Works CitedStatistics and PicturesTitanic Pictures