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What I Know About Chimpanzees
Before we begin our chimpanzee unit, write down everything you know about chimps in the box below.

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In this research unit, you will learn about chimpanzees.
Mrs. Chauncey will share two books about chimpanzees to kick-off this unit.

Chimpanzees by Karen Kane

The Chimpanzees I Love
by Jane Goodall

Chimpanzees by Karen Kane

Listen as Mrs. Chauncey reads -- take notes on paper.
Answer the questions below and then write about what you learned in the box below.
Number your answers to match question numbers (C1_1 etc.).

Chapter 1 - Chimpanzees Are Not Monkeys
Key Words: chimpanzees, primates, apes, orangutans, knuckle walking

1. Chimpanzees and monkeys belong to a group of animals called ___________.
2. Chimps, gorrillas, and orangutans are all apes. Make a list of the facts you learned about apes.
3. Describe the physical appearance of a chimpanzee.

Chapter 2 - Chimpanzees At Home

Key Words:
Pan troglodytes, habitats, rain forests

Chimpanzees Live in Western and Central Africa

1. What is the scientific name for chimpanzee?
2.Where do chimpanzees live?
3.Describe a rain forest and list the animals you would find in a rain forest.

Chapter 3 - Chimp Families

Key Words:
community, territory, nurses

1. Chimpanzees live in large groups called _______________.
2. What is the name of the land that a chimpanzee community shares.
3. Sometimes chimps in a community form _________ which travel together.
4. Why do people form groups? What groups do you belong to?

Chapter 4 - All Day Long

Key Words:
omnivores, social grooming, nest

1. What do chimps do almost every day?
2. What is social grooming?
3. Chimps are omnivores. What is an omnivore?
4. Chimps use tools to __________________________.
5. Where do chimps sleep at night?

6. Chimps have to move when they run out of food. Long ago, people had to move from place to place for the same reasons that chimps move. How have human beings solved the problem of running out of food -- allowing them to live in one

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place for as long as they like?

Chapter 5 - Chimp Talk

1. How do chimps talk to each other?
2. How many sounds do chimps make?
3. How do chimps talk if they are far away from each other?
4. Chimps make sounds for many reasons. Why do chimps make sounds?
5. What do chimps look like when they are frightened?
6. What do chimps look like when they are angry?

Chapter 6 - The Little Ones

1. How old is a chimp when she has her first baby?
2. Describe a young chimp.
3. How does a mother care for her baby?
4. Chimps live in groups called ____________.
5. How long do most chimps live?

Chapter 7 - The World Outside

Key Words:
endangered, extinct

1. What does endangered mean.
2. Why are chimpanzees endangered?
3. What happens to chimps who try to find new homes when their old homes are destroyed?
4. How do humans threaten chimps?
5. How are people trying to save chimps?
6. How are people teaching chimps to talk.
7. What does extinct mean?

The Chimpanzees I Love, by Jane Goodall

Chapter 1 - Meeting the Chimpanzees
How Jane Goodall Came to the Gombe Stream Game Reserve in Tanzania (03:18)
In Search of Her Subjects: Jane Goodall's Slow Progress with the Chimps (03:10)
Documenting the Habits of the Gombe Chimpanzees (02:42)

Key Words: Tanzania, Gombe National Park, Lake Tanganyika, Louis Leakey

1. Describe Jane's childhood. Podcast Play
2. How did Jane get the opportunity to study chimpanzees. Podcast Play
3. Jane says, "I shall never forget the excitement and wonder of my first months at Gombe." What does she share about those first months? Podcast Play
4. What did Jane learn about chimp behavior -- there is a lot of information that can be included here. Podcast Play
5. In this chapter, Jane makes two exciting discoveries -- what are they? Podcast Play

Chapter 2 - The Chimpanzee Community
The Structure of the Chimp Group: Individuals and Hierarchies (04:01)
Nightfall in Gombe (01:31)
Luring the Chimps (and the Occasional Baboon) Into Camp with Bananas (02:44)

Chapter 3 - Mothers and Babies
How Young Females Learn from Mother Chimps and Their Babies (05:55)

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Chapter 5 - The Mind of the Chimpanzee
Chimps and Tool Use (03:58)
Jane, Hugo, Grub, and the Chimps: Human and Ape Families (04:55)

Chapter 6 - Protecting the Chimpanzees
Jane Goodall Spreads the Word About Chimps Around the World (01:55)
Toasting the Future and Celebrating the Past (03:53)
Jane Goodall Institute
Chimp Guardian Presentation


Odense Zoo

National Geographic Magazine - Chimpanzees
National Geographic Magazine Feature: Fifi Fights Back
Kids’ Planet—Defenders of Wildlife: Chimpanzees
Animal Bytes: Chimpanzees

Jane Goodall Institute

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