Fishing For a Living 1840-1920

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

Students will learn about the importance of salmon fishing to the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that developed around the Atlantic cod, Chesapeake oyster, Columbia River salmon and whaling industries in this section of On the Water: Stories from Maritime America, an online exhibition. Oceans, seacoasts, and rivers have long been sources of food and profit. From tiny villages to bustling seaports, communities have harvested fish, whales, and other marine resources to survive.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)