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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Me. . . Jane Lesson Ideas

The last Iowa Goldfinch-nominated book that we looked at was Me. . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell.

To go along with this book, we paired a Reading Rainbow video that features Jane Goodall as an adult speaking about her experience with the chimpanzees in the African jungle.   

Another great book that pairs well with this lesson is The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winters.

One of the activities we did with the students was to complete a handout asking students to identify an event that inspired Jane Goodall to become a scientist. The books and the video both lend themselves well to this. There are also some wonderful supplemental activities from Hachette Book Group, including a word search and coloring page.

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