Before the Movie

What are some jobs that work with animals? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you know about chimpanzees? (Tap prior knowledge)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:23: Why do you think the chimps began to trust Goodall? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 1:34: What is the advantage to studying the same group of chimps over many years? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 2:50: Why was Goodall concerned for the chimps? What was her solution? (Identify problem/solution)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Jane Goodall topic. (Make connections)

Do you agree or disagree with Goodall’s critics that she shouldn’t have named the chimps? Explain. (Determine opinion; Apply new knowledge)

What were some of the benefits of Goodall’s work and research? (Reflect; Identify cause/effect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Jane Goodall Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.