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Roots and Shoots


3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th


Science, Social Studies, Biology, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Videos, 3 minutes, 13 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Articles and Websites
  • Activity - Classroom

Regional Focus

Global, Africa, Europe


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Hello Dr. Jane!

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  • This resource includes a video, vocabulary terms, pre-reading questions, journal topics, and a biographical article about Jane Goodall. 
  • Students will learn about the remarkable life of this renowned scientist and activist. 
Teaching Tips


  • This resource includes everything teachers need to deliver an outstanding introduction to Dr. Jane Goodall. 
  • The video is simply designed with beautiful images, making it a great way to get students interested in the lesson.
  • Dr. Jane's biography is a good fit for readers at many skill levels. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers may want to go over the list of vocabulary terms with students before the lesson. 


  • This resource could be used in history classes while discussing the contributions of women or how far women's rights have come since Dr. Jane began her research.
  • Science classes could use this resource when discussing the work or findings of Dr. Jane.
  • Teachers could have students focus on one journal question, then students who wrote on the same topic could meet in groups to share their thoughts and reflections. 
  • Other related resources include this animated poem read by Dr. Jane Goodall, this video about a Kenyan environmentalist, and this video about having hope for our future. 
Scientist Notes
The resource shares the story of Dr. Goodall, a leader and ethologist who studied the behavior of Chimpanzees in Africa and the need to protect their habitat through a people-centered conservation approach. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • 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.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
    • LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
      • MS-LS4-2. Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CR.3.1 Ask and answer questions and make relevant connections to demonstrate understanding of an informational text, referring explicitly to textual evidence as the basis for the answers.
      • RI.CI.3.2 Recount in oral and written form the key details from a multi-paragraph informational text and explain how they support the main idea.
      • RI.IT.4.3 Describe the impact of individuals and events throughout the course of a text, explaining events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on evidence in the text.
      • RI.CR.5.1 Quote accurately from an informational text when explaining what the text says explicitly and make relevant connections when drawing inferences from the text.
      • RI.CR.8.1 Cite a range of textual evidence and make clear and relevant connections (including informational text features such as charts, graphs, and diagrams) that strongly support an analysis of multiple aspects of what an informational text says explicitly, as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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