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Sandra Moreno-Stone

Ruby Bridges

Grades: 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Social Studies, English Language Arts, History

Student Instructions

Today you learned about the Civil Rights Movement and you learned about a very courageous girl, Ruby Bridges. In the template below, I would like for you to put yourself in her shoes. Write an entry into the diary below as if you were Ruby. Knowing what she went through, what do you think she would have written in her diary. Make sure to describe how you feel about what is happening in school and all around you. Include your fears and hopes. When you finish you diary entry (6-7 complete sentences) click check to turn in. Click on the link in the picture below to watch a short clip (3 minutes) of Ruby's first day of school.