Jane Goodall, Primatologist


Jane Goodall Unit Study from BookSharkJane Goodall Unit Study from BookShark


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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

It's easy to follow this 8-day unit study ...

1. Read the daily passages.

2. Discuss what you read and do the written activities.

3. Enjoy the hands-on projects.

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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!"

—Sarah Southard

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.)

The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New ReadersThe Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers