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Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

On November 14, 1960, first-grade student Ruby Bridges became the first African American child to integrate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.

Teach your students about Ruby's important role in the civil rights movement with this extensive collection, including classroom-ready slide shows, interactive editions of Scholastic News, Common Core-aligned lesson plans, a student-created video, book lists, and more.


PreK–K , 1–2 , 3–5 , 6–8

Susan Cheyney

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