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anchored by Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees of Gombe
The Readtopia® Team is creating some very powerful content and resources for special needs classrooms. Thousands of special educators now have access to the just-released thematic unit for middle and high school classrooms. The theme, Bodies that Work will introduce students with complex needs to biology concepts (like how hearts work), while close reading lessons will teach how archaeologists look for clues about how people lived long ago. Animals are always a favorite for students and teachers alike, and the reading component of Bodies that Work features Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees of Gombe graphic novels at six levels!
The unit comes filled with videos, leveled graphic novels, audiobook chapters, activities, content-area instruction, and life skills lessons to thoroughly engage students with special needs. It provides the background for an integrated thematic unit extending across multiple English Language Arts and Content Area Standards, skills, and topics.
Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees of Gombe comes complete with fascinating stories of the natural sciences legend, Jane Goodall. Students will learn how she drove to understand animals in their natural environments and her ongoing mission to save animals and our planet. She will tell students how they can help, too.
“Would you crawl through a jungle in Africa looking for wild animals? That’s what Jane Goodall did by herself when she was 26 years old. Lions and snakes would not stop her. She was looking for chimpanzees. She wanted to study them. Back then, no one knew very much about wild chimpanzees.
Jane would discover some amazing things. She would learn that chimpanzees make and use tools. Until then, scientists believed that only humans can make and use tools.”
Every Readtopia Thematic Unit includes informational text at several levels covering multiple text types. Here students learn to identify a map (where Jane Goodall lived) and a chimpanzee.
Informational Text Types for Bodies that Work
Topic areas across math, social studies, life skills, and science. The thematic unit connects topics in meaningful ways. In Bodies that Work, students will learn an entire range of topics from a job description to environmental preservation.
Content Area Topics for Bodies that Work
Math lessons at several levels are introduced by video. Students will learn about money, time, and even the concept of division in a stepwise approach.
Math Domains for Bodies that Work
If you have a Readtopia license, the Bodies that Work thematic unit is already available to you at myreadtopia.com. If you don’t have Readtopia yet, we would love to get you started. You can dig in and get access to some sample materials. Or request a quote.
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