Dr. Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Curriculum-Based Service Learning Program

Curriculum Resources

Human Community

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The following curriculum-based resources are intended to supplement the three lessons on the human community. We encourage you to use these resources, or research others based on your district standards, your students and your unique Roots & Shoots campaign.


  • Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier (Elementary/Middle School)

  • Corduroy Helps Out by Don Freeman and Lisa McCue (Elementary)

  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (Middle/High School)

  • Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting (Elementary/Middle/High School)

  • Kinder Spirits: Children Helping Children in the Fight Against Hunger by Children of Paramount Academy Staff and Nance Killion (Elementary/Middle School)

  • Taking Action Against Homelessness by Kaye Stearman (Elementary/Middle School)

  • The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson (Elementary/Middle School)

  • The Lady in the Box by Ann McGovern (Elementary)

  • The Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy (Elementary/Middle/High School)

  • Tyrell by Coe Booth (High School)

  • Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by Dyanne Dysalvo-Ryan and Mira Reisberg (Elementary)                                                                                                                                                                                               

Web Based


  • National Geographic

  • National Geographic for Kids

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