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“Letters to Ruby” is a 4 to 6 session mini-unit on the courage of Ruby Bridges, the little girl who integrated a New Orleans school in 1960 and had a major impact on the civil rights movement as a result.
I developed this unit because I have seen my own students absorb and make meaning of history by making personal connections to the events and figures that we study. The activities in “Letters to Ruby” are ones that my students have particularly enjoyed each year.
Included in this resource:
Teacher directions for a five session sequence.
Templates and samples for poetry writing and friendly letter writing.
Article and response pages for a Close Read about Ruby Bridges.
Template for an Interactive Notebook glue-in and a 3-D craftivity.
Suggestions for other resources to support learning and understanding.
“Letters to Ruby” would make a great addition to your lesson plans for Black History Month, or a stand-alone mini-unit connected to your reading and writing standards. You may even want to print all materials and directions and place the unit in your emergency sub tub!
Wishing you and your students an even better understanding of the events that have shaped the American nation’s history, and a clear view of what we as a nation must do to pave the road to the future.