Drawing Quotes

An Engagement Reflection Activity

During each milestone in the Roots & Shoots process, we encourage students to reflect on their own beliefs, new knowledge, and connection to their community. The activity is an example of a reflection activity that you could do with your group members during Step 1: Get Engaged.


Select from one of the following four quotes by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Spend 10-20 minutes reflecting on the words and draw an image that illustrates what the quote means. to you

  1. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
  2. “The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”
  3. “Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall all be saved.
  4. “The least I can do is speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.


"If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way." - Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE


Check out this comic made by Zen Pencils entirely from quotes by Dr. Jane Goodall.
Cartoon Quotes


Have group members create a photo collage to illustrate their quote. Have group members journal about what the quote means to them. Turn your groups drawings into your own comic book similar to the example from Zen Pencils. The options to expand and adjust are endless!
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