The Camping Trip That Changed America (Grades 3-5)

This camping trip between Teddy Roosevelt and his journalist, John Muir, is the reason that America has national parks, national forests and national sanctuaries.

Screenshot of the book, The Great Camping Trip

What To Do

  • Listen to this read-aloud of The Camping Trip That Changed America.
  • List the things that Teddy and John saw on their camping trip.
  • Draw a picture of one scene from the camping trip.
  • Why was Teddy described as one of nature’s greatest protectors?
  • Pull two pieces of evidence from the text that support your answer.  Explain why those pieces of evidence help to support your answer.