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.
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.
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.
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.
D4.6.3-5 Draw on disciplinary concepts to explain the challenges people have faced and opportunities they have created, in addressing local, regional, and global problems at various times and places.
D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.
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.6.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
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.