This Ruby Bridges Library Lesson is perfect for Black History Month or anytime you want to teach students about school desegregation and the civil rights movement.
This product is a combination of Digital Storytime and Digital Bulletin Board. Everything you need to teach elementary students about Ruby Bridges is included here. You just add the read-aloud(s) of your choice.
: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
This 60-slide lesson is completely editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- All text is ; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 22 slides are for the lesson and/or class discussion
- that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- All in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list.
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students related to Ruby Bridges, Jim Crow Laws, and desegregation.
- All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-6 and received positive professional reviews.
- of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for story time on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for (2 pages, PDF)
- and lesson plan (2 pages)
30 Class Discussion Slides include:
- slide and how-to sign link (“school”)
- A guided discussion of school desegregation and Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka.
- Biographical information on Ruby Bridges and how she made history at age six (6 years old).
- Every slide in the presentation is , high-resolution clipart and photos.
Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:
- for Grades K-6
- Additional biographical information about Ruby Brides
- Additional details about Jim Crow Laws and desegregation – includes facts and trivia questions
- 14 visual booktalks; includes picture books, fiction novels, and nonfiction/biographies.
- Library review information (differences between biography, autobiography, and memoir; includes examples)
- “Did You Know?” slides
- “Would You Rather?” and “This or That?” question slides (not related to Ruby Bridges or desegregation due to the sensitive nature of this topic)
- Vocabulary words: segregation and
- This week’s birthdays, weekly and daily agenda slides
IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the books are NOT included. You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book. If your library owns an interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it through your online catalog or ebook management platform.
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – C.1. – D.1. – D.2. – D.3.
- Include – A.3. – D.2.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
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- TEKS SCI.3.10.A.
- TEKS SCI.3.10.B.
- TEKS SCI.4.10.A.
- TEKS SCI.5.10.A.
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