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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.



Grades

PreK–K , 1–2 , 3–5 , 6–8

Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni , Bryan Collier

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

T

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.50

Young Rosa Parks

by Anne Benjamin , Ellen Beier

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

N

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $3.95

I Am Rosa Parks

by Christopher Eliopoulos , Brad Meltzer

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2

Guided Reading Level

N

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.50

Rosa Parks

by James Haskins , Rosa Parks

Grades

9-12

Guided Reading Level

U

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.95

Lost Star

by Patricia Lauber

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

T

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.99

I Have a Dream

by Margaret Davidson

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

Q

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.99
My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2