Modern Maritime America 1950-Present

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 6/1/2009

Maritime activity is as important as ever, and it affects the lives of people everywhere.  The importance of shipping to today's global economy and the types of ships that transport goods throughout the world are the focus of this section of On the Water: Stories from Maritime America, an online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.  Students will learn of their personal connections to maritime enterprise and the role that global shipping plays in their everyday lives.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)