Inland Waterways 1820-1940

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 5/27/2009

Students will learn how commerce on the Great Lakes, canals and rivers played an important role in the development of the country in this section of On the Water: Stories from Maritime America, an online exhibition. The country's vast system of rivers and lakes has helped people settle the land and create communities. Students will also explore the realities of life and work on the inland waterways of the United States, and the professions and technologies that developed to safely navigate the perils of these vital waterways.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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