President Roosevelt's Progressivism and Conservation
A Lesson Worth Conserving...
Students learn about how Roosevelt rose to power, his progressive reforms, and how Muir convinced him to go on a crusade to save America’s most precious national treasures in this progressive era lesson. It tells the amazing story of how Roosevelt and Muir spent three days camping in Yosemite Valley and ended up discussing the future of conservation in America and the National Parks Service. The video though also interweaves essential history standards like Roosevelt's rise to the presidency, his progressive reforms like trust-busting and the Meat Inspection Act, as well how industrialization put America's open lands at risk and were in need of national protection.
What Students Do
Students analyze a primary source- Roosevelt’s “Conservation as a National Duty” speech, answer a few questions and then design a new logo for the National Parks Service.
Our US History video curriculum allows you to lecture less and engage more! Spend your time working with and supporting students instead of so much direct instruction. This is history for the now! Perfect for the classroom and for homeschool history video curriculum!