When Jane Goodall and her peers Dian Fossey and Birutė Galdikas began their longitudinal studies of chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, respectively, they began more than one revolution in the biological sciences. By patiently integrating herself into the community she was studying, Jane pioneered a methodology of observation and allowed a new understanding of what it means to be human and proved that women could be successful as scientists in a world previously dominated by men.


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Learn more about teaching with this powerful documentary with our article at Share My Lesson: Inspiring a Love of Nature and Learning: Celebrating Jane Goodall.

Jane is also part of our Celebration of Nature Lessons Collection for grades 3-7.

Film runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Film rating: PG. Common Sense Media rates this film as appropriate for ages 8+. Our resources: Grades 3+

Video Librarian also has a review of this film.

Discussion Guide

The Life of Jane Goodall: A Timeline
Growing Up: Jane Goodall’s Mission Starts Early
Louis Leakey and the ‘Trimates’
Getting Started at Gombe
The Gombe Community
A Family of Her Own
A Lifelong Mission
Women in the Biological Sciences Today
Jane Goodall, in Her Own Words
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Related Resources

Jane is listed in this set of resources featuring Educational Documentaries for Middle School Students published by Video Librarian. Read “Inspiring a Love of Nature and Learning: Celebrating Jane Goodall” from Share My Lesson.

Sustainable Development Goals

Journeys in Film supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs.

  Red orange background. Number five upper left hand corner. Gender Equality, white, beside the number. Main image on the orange background is a symbol that combines the man symbol and woman symbol with equal marks inside the circle part of the symbol. Burgundy red with a white eight in the upper left hand corner. Text beside the 8 reads: Decent Work and Economic Growth. Central image is a bar graph with a jagged arrow above eventually pointing upward. Dark green background color. 13 in the upper left hand corner. Climate Action beside that. Central image on the green background is a white eyeball with what looks like the earth inside of it. Lime green background. 15 in white in the upper left hand corner. Life on Land next to the number. White art centered on the green background features a tree with silhouettes of 3 birds.

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