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Database Provider

Author

Jane Goodall Institute

Grades

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subjects

Science, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Videos
  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

Global, Africa

Storytime with Dr. Jane

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Synopsis
  • This resource allows students to watch Jane Goodall read a new book each week, selected from some of her favorite books.
  • Students will also learn about Dr. Jane Goodall and her foundation that helps animals, conservation efforts, and peace activism.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • These videos are engaging and include close-ups of the books' illustrations. 
  • Additional links are provided to previous readings, ways to buy Dr. Jane's books, and ways to support her nonprofit work. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Some of the stories include topics such as hunting and the loss of a family member, so it might be helpful to preview the stories in order to help prepare some learners. 

Differentiation

  • Cross-curricular connections could be made in language arts lessons, as students learn to summarize, draw conclusions, and determine the main ideas in stories. 
  • Social studies or science classes could do a deeper dive into the life and work of Jane Goodall and her contributions to both conservation and activism. 
  • Other resources on this topic include this animated poem by Jane Goodall, this video which outlines the basics of habitats and why they are important, and this resource which provides additional information on Dr. Jane Goodall.
Scientist Notes
The resource contains a collection of Dr. Goodall's books for students to listen to and be equipped with basic conservation and leadership skills. This is recommended.
Standards
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.K.1 With prompting and support, develop and answer questions about a text. (RI&RL)
      • R.1.7 Use illustrations and details in literary and informational texts to discuss story elements and/or topics. (RI&RL)
      • R.3.1 Develop and answer questions to locate relevant and specific details in a text to support an answer or inference. (RI&RL)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
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