Jane Goodall: Helping Point the Way to a Better World | the Jane Goodall Institute

This week we are reading an expository nonfiction article by Jane Goodall titled 10 Ways to Help Save the World. In the article, she mentions joining her youth organization Roots and Shoots. Her site describes Roots and Shoots as:

“…a powerful, youth-driven, global network of more than 8,000 groups in almost 100 countries. Together, youth of all ages are taking action to improve our world through service learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment and the human community.”

Watch the video below to learn a little more about what Jane Goodall is doing to promote wildlife conservation. After watching the video, we encourage you to share your thoughts about what you have learned and what you think about this important issue. We will be making posters illustrating Jane Goodall’s “10 Ways” soon, so stop back soon to see what we came up with!

Okay, so admittedly, I am posting this video simply because it is cute…enjoy!

Some interesting wildlife sites to explore:

Animal Planets: Wild 100

National Geographic Kids

PBS Nature

Zaboomafoo (Yep, that Zaboomafoo)

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3 responses to “Jane Goodall: Helping Point the Way to a Better World | the Jane Goodall Institute

  1. Dear Students & Teacher,

    I just spent about 45 minutes on your site and am so impressed by all the technology you are using. I especially enjoyed reading all of your comments about your goals, your favorite summer activities, and what you would do if you won a million dollars. I also really enjoyed your student book reviews–especially reviews for the books I have not read yet. I have added several to my list of books I want to read and to recommend. Thank you!

    I find Jane Goodall and her work fascinating. I can’t wait to read about what you learn by studying her work. The videos were very cute!

    Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing it. :)

    Best Regards,

    Julie Niles Petersen
    Orange County, California

  2. Have you ever thought about the number of living scientists that are popularly known? Three hundred years ago scientists were the pop stars of their day. More people in the world knew Ben Franklin than Thomas Jefferson and George Washington! Now we relegate them to an anonymous status. That is why it is so impressive that Jane Goodall along with Rachel Carson are so well known. As difficult it is now for a scientist to be known, I suspect it is even more difficult for a woman scientist to be known.
    Mr. C

  3. Lizzie (a last year student:))

    I like the little talky thing. It’s kinda creepy though. It follows your mouse.

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