Helping Kids Understand the Civil Rights Movement

Students explore American diversity. In this Civil Rights lesson, students read literature and examine primary sources in order to better understand discrimination and segregation. Students read The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles and then write letters to Ruby that express why they think she was important to American history.

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