Titanic a magnet for kids, fine line for educators
NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten.
He has scrupulously researched the ship, built a model out of Lego freehand and successfully lobbied his fifth-grade teacher in suburban Chicago to let him mark the disaster's centennial with a multimedia presentation for his class.
What's not to like? There's mystery, high technology and heroes. Sunken treasure, conspiracy theories and jarring tales of rich vs. poor.
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