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Jane Goodall Hopecast


8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Biology

Resource Type

  • Podcasts, 21 minutes, 53 seconds

Regional Focus


From Tanzania to Germany, Jane Answers Hopecaster Messages About How Anyone with Passion and Empathy Can Make a Difference

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  • This inspiring Hopecast episode features listener questions and stories from people all around the world, discussing specific ways that people can address environmental issues in their own communities.
Teaching Tips


  • Many of the questions presented in this podcast come from young people, which makes this resource especially relatable to young learners.
  • Jane Goodall's calming, encouraging approach makes this podcast hopeful, encouraging, and also easy to follow.

Additional Prerequisites

  • A full transcript of the interview is provided below the podcast.
  • Viewers are given the option to share an email address for news and updates.
  • It may be necessary to scroll down to the podcast within a list, if this particular podcast does not come up immediately.


  • Background on Jane Goodall and her work may help students understand her perspective and personal story. Consider using resource before having students listen to the podcast.
  • These topics are appropriate for a variety of ages, but it may be helpful to pause the podcast and allow time for discussion and summarization for students whose auditory attention spans may benefit from this.
  • A simple note-taking guide that asks students to give key points from each response Dr. Goodall gives may help organize students' thoughts while learning.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to submit their own questions, reasons for hope, or inspirational stories using the link provided for their own chance to be featured in an episode.
Scientist Notes
This Jane Goodall's Hopecast answers questions from young people as they share their experiences, challenges, and ways to address the impending environmental sustainability and natural resources management issues in their local communities. This is impactful, inspiring, and recommended for teaching.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
      • D4.7.9-12 Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
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