This winter, our 3rd grade class learned about Jane Goodall and Malala Yousafzai with the purpose of writing an opinion essay on who we thought should be Time for Kids’ person of the year. We read articles, as well as did research on the internet to learn more about these 2 amazing people.
We learned that Malala Yousafzai was a teenage girl who was shot by the Taliban for going to school. Despite this, Malala continued to go to school and even spoke out for girls’s rights to education. She is the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Jane Goodall is a world famous primatologist. She began working with chimps in Africa when she was in her 20’s and continued to do so for more than 20 years. She currently travels the world teaching people how to protect the environment and the chimpanzees.
Our class had the opportunity to join in a webinar hosted by Time for Kids with Jane Goodall. We were able to watch Dr. Goodall live as she spoke about her career working with chimps and answering questions submitted by students all over the world. The students were captivated by what Dr. Goodall had to say. Dr. Goodall’s advice for young people is “If you really want something you are going to have to very work hard, take advantage of opportunity and never give up!”