Ken Burns Classroom

John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt

Ken Burns Film: The National Parks

Collections: Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 6-12

Video Run Time: 11:41

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Yosemite and camps with John Muir. Muir had been struggling to add the Yosemite Valley to the extensive park system under the direction of the federal government. The two set off first to the Mariposa Grove.