What a perfect opportunity we have as parents, teachers and librarians this year to remember and teach about the acts of heroism that occurred that horrific night! The examples are numerous, from the musicians who played hymns as the ship sank lower and lower, to crew members who gave their lives to save others.
Here's a great website for teachers or librarians that's jam packed full of lesson plans all about the Titanic! http://www.theteachersguide.com/Titanic.html
Here are just a few of my favorite books on the subject which document this event with both touching photos and honesty:
The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) by July Donnelly
Inside the Titanic (A Giant Cutaway Book) by Hugh Brewster, Ill. by Ken Marschall
882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic by Laurie Coulter and Hugh Brewster (Jan 1, 2012)
This is a great reference book, full of almost anything you would ever want to know about the Titanic!
The Titanic: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books) by Bob Temple. In this book, the reader can choose life or death for the ending!
Titanic Sinks!: Experience the Titanic's Doomed Voyage in this Unique Presentation of Fact and Fiction by Barry Denenberg