Jane Discussion Guide (Journeys in Film)

One of my favorite documentaries from last year was Jane. Jane Goodall is one of my role models and I was was lucky enough to meet her after a screening of this documentary in Los Angeles! Check out the trailer: Jane (Directed by Brett Morgen) Not only is this an exceptional documentary but it has a wonderful back story. Most of the footage used within the documentary was filmed by Hugo van Lawick (a man well known for his work with National Geographic). Hugo and Jane were married for some time and his ability to capture Jane is remarkable. You can read more about the process of making a film from 100s of hours of footage at: National Geographic Team Revives the World of Jane Goodall With Enhanced Footage If you’re interested to read more about the recreation of her experience, check out: How ‘Jane’ Director Brett Morgen & Editor Joe Beshenkovsky Recreated Jane Goodall’s Experience In ’60s Gombe However, to move forward to the purpose for this post… Journeys in Film, a resource I’ve shared in the past focused on global understanding through film, has a wonderful discussion guide available for download that includes additional information about Jane’s childhood, Louis […]

Author & Illustrator Spotlights

Happy Friday! I’m VERY excited to share a new resource that is finally ready to go live. In the “EXTRAS” menu above you will find a page titled: Author & Illustrator Spotlights As of today, there are 22 authors and/or illustrators included (in alphabetical order by first name). As stated at the top of the page: I believe author spotlights are a great way to encourage readers to try new materials. This list includes a variety of authors and/or illustrators I’ve spotlighted in the past (and plan to in the near future) in order to encourage their readership. I’ve tried to include their hometown, a quote, and extra resource (video or article) with each of them. Use as you please and notice there is a PDF (8.5 x 11 info page) to accompany most authors/illustrators. They are a wonderful addition to displays and make for fun signage to highlight parts of your collection (if you’re a librarian that is). The first page always contains the author’s photograph, a short bio, and a quote. The second page (if one exists) features the covers of their books. If you have an author you’d like to see information for simply message me. It’s hard to […]

Quality Resource: WeAreHealers.org

For students to be “college and career ready,” they need to be able to see themselves within the careers they desire. The stories that make up We Are Healers will assist you (as an educator, librarian, or caregiver) in this process. In their own words: “We Are Healers is a 501c3 non-profit initiative featuring stories of American Indian health professionals. We aim to inspire American Indian youth to envision themselves as dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, etc. – all through stories of Native role-models. Through a wide reach and national partnerships, we are able to connect American Indian students with Native-centric programs proven to provide successful academic enrichment. We Are Healers opens doors and provides opportunity.” Check out the 11 stories to learn more about American Indian health professionals. After each video there is a follow-up story and some additional information to better know each healer. They include (alphabetical by last name): Dr. David Baines: Retired Physician (Tlingit and Tsimshian) Dr. Bret Bennally Thompson: Clinical Assistant Professor (White Earth Ojibwe Minnesota) Dr. Erik Brodt: Physician and Assistant Professor (Minnesota Ojibwe) Dr. Amanda Bruegl: Surgeon (Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee) Kayla Cornelius: Community Health Nurse (Oneida and Menominee) Dr. Amy Delong: Physician (Ho-Chunk) Lakita Maulson: Medical Student […]