Jane Goodall, best known for her work on chimpanzee behavior and her book, In the
Shadow of Man, gave a talk to TED Conferences LLC about her work in the Gombe.
The primary point that she makes is that to save threatened habitats, we must also help
the people who depend on that environment for their own survival. She also discusses
her international youth organization, Roots and Shoots.
The talk fits well into an ecology unit as a discussion about human impact. So often information about human effects leaves students feeling hopeless. Dr. GoodallÊ¼s speech is meant to instill hope and give people ideas of things they can do to help.
This viewing guide includes questions for students to answer as they listen to the talk,
and a post-viewing discussion guide. Answer key is included.
Author: Dr. Karen E. Bledsoe