Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jane is All Good

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The kids and I had such a great lessons day today. Just as a quick reminder, each lesson day we cover three biographies (one person from among the ancients, one middle ages person, and one contemporary person) and a logical fallacy, in addition to other lessons. Our contemporary person was Jane Goodall and our middle ages person was Johann Sebastian Bach. We ended up listening to Back as we studied ad hominem logical fallacies.

It was when we began reading about Jane Goodall that we all sat up and really took notice. In order to really understand Jane, you have to know a bit about Louis Leakey, Olduvai Gorge, anthropology and ethnology, The United Nations, the Jane Goodall Institute, and Roots and Shoots. You have to check out maps, videos, images, lectures, biographies, and other media. 

You have to let yourself understand the depth of her life's work. You have to figure out how many hominid fossils she handled during her time with the Leakeys. You have to marvel at the fact that she earned a PhD without ever earning a Bachelor or Masters degree. You have to admire her unique way of approaching her chimpanzee research in Tanzania. You have to seriously dig it that, at the age of 24, Jane boldly entered the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, where she would remain for 45 years studying the culture of the chimpanzee.

We love Jane Goodall.
We support Roots and Shoots.
We recommend learning more about her.
She is an inspiration.

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