Name: Example Central Idea: The sinking of the Titanic was a significant cultural event. Research Question: How did people react to the sinking? Research Question: Was the Titanic well built? Research Question: Who traveled on the Titanic? Were all levels of social class on board? Why was it considered “unsinkable”? Why was it stylish to travel on the Titanic? Did the sinking shake the public’s faith in ocean travel? How did the authorities handle the disaster? What were other ships like at the time?