Ocean Crossings 1870-1969

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 6/1/2009

Ocean liners were ships of transport for immigrants and machines of leisure, status, and national prestige.  Students will learn about the roles that these ships played during the massive immigration of people to the United States from both Europe and Asia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in this section of On the Water: Stories from Maritime America, an online exhibition. Students will also learn how passenger liners such as the Mauretania, Titanic, and the S.S. United States became a popular, and sometimes dangerous, mode of leisure travel for those who could afford it.

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)