Many different kinds of people have helped to shape the world we live in today.
We have learned about lawyers who whose poems have been turned into songs we sing today.
We have learned about women who helped take a stand for women's rights.
This week we have learned about a woman who took a stand for animal's rights.
This woman is Dian Fossey.
Dian was a woman who always had a love for animals.
This love for animals grew towards gorillas as she focused on their lives in Rwanda and Congo in Africa. While living close to them in a remote rainforest camp, she studied how the gorillas lived together in their camps. She also studied how they socialized with each other, what they ate, and how they communicated with other gorillas.
She fought very hard against poachers who were killing these animals for fun.
She also was opposed to tourism in the rainforest because she believed the gorillas could get sick from human germs as well as just upsetting the gorillas' natural habitat.
STUDENTS: Dian Fossey's life added so much to the scientific world. Explain what her discoveries were and how they affect our world today.
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Remember your essay outline:
paragraph 1 - introduce Dian Fossey
paragraph 2 - What were her discoveries?
paragraph 3 - How do her discoveries affect our world today?
paragraph 4 - conclusion