The Story of Ruby Bridges (3rd Grade: Series 1)

The Story of Ruby Bridges (3rd Grade: Series 1)

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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 1960 Louisiana. 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.

This module contains the following lessons:

  • Character Traits
  • White Socks Only
  • Clothesline
  • Unity Rocks
  • Diversity and Unity
  • Tableau & Thought Tracking
  • Timeline
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Best Part of Me

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.