Daily Lessons for Teaching Gorillas in the Mist

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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 3)


Dr. Dian Fossey is a noted scientist, researcher and author made famous by her work with gorillas in Africa. Learn about Fossey, her work, and her impact on the gorillas, Africa, and the scientific community.


1. Discuss the role of Dian Fossey in the story. Who is Fossey? What is Fossey's job? What is her role? Why is she an important part of the book? What is Fossey expected to do in Africa? Why is Fossey chosen by Leakey to accept this particular job? What is Fossey's relationship with the Leakeys? What are Fossey's credentials? Who might help Fossey with the research? Explain.

2. Write a 750 word bio on Dr. Dian Fossey. Include her background, personal and professional lives, relationship to Africa, and relationship to the scientific community. Include as much information as possible about Fossey's ethical character and how it relates to the work. Also discuss...

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