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Ruby Bridges Movie Guide and Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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Six-year-old Ruby Bridges was one of the youngest members of the civil rights movement. She was one of the first children to desegregate all-white schools. Her story is filled with lessons on racism, courage, grace, forgiveness, and standing up for what is right.

This packet comes with 14 pages and an answer key.


  • Pre Viewing Questions
  • Civil Rights Vocabulary (to use before the movie)
  • Movie Quiz
  • Discussion Questions
  • Movie Review
  • What Happens Next?


  • Lessons from Ruby’s Story
  • Civil Rights Movement (with quiz)
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Ruby’s World and Your World
  • Traits of Ruby
  • Themes
  • I Have a Dream - Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Analysis (to use with the 2012 picture book)
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
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