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October 15, 1999

The Est. of Hans Jensen v. The White Star Line
http://www.andersonkill.com/titanic/home.htm
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12

CONTENT:
The Est. of Hans Jensen v. The White Star Line allows students to reenact the civil trial brought by Carla Christine Jensen against the White Star Line, the company that owned the Titanic. The suit alleges the wrongful death of Ms. Jensen's fianc, Hans Jensen, as a result of negligence on the part of the crew of the renowned luxury liner when it sank after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

AESTHETICS:
The site has an easy-to-read layout, with few graphics.

ORGANIZATION:
The site features a comprehensive navigational bar at the bottom of the pages and extensive cross-references to information around the site.

REVIEW:
The Est. of Hans Jensen v. The White Star Line provides an excellent opportunity to explore the American legal system through an intriguing case that is sure to pique your students' interest. The site, provided by the Anderson Kill & Olick law firm, is well written and engaging. Students can explore the many facets of this controversial trial, including short biographies of witnesses, testimony, a description of negligence law in 1912, and evidence entered. After reviewing the Web site, students can reenact the trial and then make their own decision of guilt or innocence. The site features a teacher's guide with helpful tips on how to set up the trial in a classroom setting. This is a great site that your students will enjoy!

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