The Story of Ruby Bridges is based on a true story about Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in Louisiana in 1960. The story is one of a child’s bravery and a lesson in forgiveness. This module’s carefully crafted drama experiences allow children to step into Ruby’s shoes to better understand her position and courage while inviting discussions regarding character, diversity, and unity. Students positively explore their own self-image, while learning respect for others and their differences.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a Before-Reading lesson entitled Unity Rocks for you to preview. Each lesson is formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:
- Character Traits
- White Socks Only
- Unity Rocks
- Diversity and Unity
- Tableau & Thought Tracking
- Compare and Contrast
- Best Part of Me
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Traits, Connotation, Symbolism, Simile, Diversity, Unity, Segregation, Equality
Note: This module is part of 3rd Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.