Ruby Bridges

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A two-part lesson features Civil Rights hero, Ruby Bridges. Part one focuses on the heroic actions of Ruby Bridges then challenges scholars to complete a Venn diagram in order to compare themselves to her. Part two begins with a discussion about good deeds. Class members then read quotes by Ruby and draw pictures to accompany them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a bulletin board showcasing the lesson's essential question, discuss and list learners' responses on the board for all to see
  • Conduct the lesson during Black History Month
  • Lead a grand conversation to answer the four sub-questions and determine pupils' level of comprehension 
Classroom Considerations
  • Black History Month is held during the month of February 
  • Lesson parts one and two require three books 
  • The duration reflects an estimate of the completion of both activities 
  • Provides three optional assignments 
  • The lesson creates a connection between an individual and those participating
  • Book links take you to an online store for purchase