Ken Burns Classroom

Rough Riders During WWI

Ken Burns Film: The Roosevelts

Collections: Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 7-12

Video Run Time: 3:45

Theodore Roosevelt entreats Woodrow Wilson to allow him to develop and lead a division of volunteers in World War I. He is old, half-blind, enthusiastic, and filled with heroic notions of war. He is also out of touch with the modern, mechanized war unfolding in Europ