Becoming Jane Educator Toolkit

Bring Dr. Jane Goodall into the Classroom with National Geographic Society's Educator Toolkit!

In her early days at Gombe, Jane Goodall spent many hours sitting on a high peak with binoculars or a telescope, searching the forest below for chimpanzees. Learn more about Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking behavioral research at “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” an exhibition organized by National Geographic and the Jane Goodall Institute. Photo by Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall Institute


This toolkit for educators provides resources to support students’ visits to the National Geographic Society’s Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Jane Goodall exhibition. Use these activities and discussion questions before or after your visit to the exhibition to engage students and deepen their learning on the life and work of Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. This toolkit includes 11 standalone activities; five for upper elementary school students and six for middle school students. Included in each activity are facilitator tips, extension ideas, resources for further investigation, and connections to national curriculum standards and principles.

Download the educator toolkit here!

Follow the link below to experience the immersive multimedia exhibition Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall an exhibit organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.

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Made possible in part by a grant from the Santa Monica/Westside Legacy Fund for Women & Girls

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An exhibition organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute

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