Teaching with Primary Sources

Ruby and Rosa: A Journey to Equality

 

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Objective for Students:

Students will understand the inequalities between the African American population and the White population prior to the Civil Rights Movement.

Students will understand the contributions made to the Civil Rights Movement by Rosa Parks.

Students will understand the contributions made to the Civil Rights Movement by Ruby Bridges.

Students will understand the similarities and differences between Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges.


Investigative Questions:

*How were Ruby and Rosa similar?

*How were Ruby and Rosa different?

*How did Ruby and Rosa change things that were not fair?

*How do you think it made Ruby and Rosa feel to be treated differently? How would you feel if you were treated differently?

*How were African Americans treated differently prior to the Civil Rights Movement?

*Why do you think African Americans were treated differently proof to the Civil Rights Movement?

Interactive Activities are included in the PowerPoint, to be completed as a class.

Assessment

Students will be expected to participated in classroom conversation throughout the process. Students will also complete an illustration of a scene in the life of Ruby Bridges or Rosa Parks using watercolors, crayons or markers. Students will be assessed by teacher observation.

 

 

 

 



 

 

Governors State University - Teaching with Primary Sources Partner
Katie Giblin
Governors State University
Last Updated on July 22, 2010