Jane Goodall, Primatologist
2-WEEK LITERATURE-BASED UNIT STUDY
DESIGNED FOR AGES 6-12
Are you homeschooling an animal-lover or budding naturalist? If yes, this free unit study is ideal for your family!
Based on a kid-friendly biography of Jane Goodall, the British primatologist, this literature-based unit study is jam packed with 8 days of reading assignments, 32 vocabulary words, dozens of discussions questions (and answers), 9 printable activity sheets, multiple hands-on activity suggestions, linked videos, a letter writing assignment, and more!
Biographies teach kids more than history, science, and geography. They help kids develop a growth mindset as they see their heroes struggle and persevere to overcome setbacks.
In this unit study, you and your children will
- learn where chimpanzees live and mark the locations on a map
- discover the unique ways chimps behave—including one groudbreaking observation that Jane Goodall made
- find out what naturalists do and why they are important
- discover how to contribute to conservation efforts
- practice observing animals like a scientist does
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"I've been doing the Jane Goodall unit study as an ease into the school year for my 7th grader. It has prompted some really amazing conservations about animals and habitat conservation. Thank you, BookShark!"
The Story of Jane Goodall
A Biography Book for New Readers
This free unit study is a small taste of the BookShark way of learning—reading great books and then talking about them.
It's based on the illustrated children's book The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers by Susan B. Katz. While it is not included as part of the free offer, you can purchase a copy on the BookShark website. (Or check your public library for a copy.)