Students will be able to apply what they have learned about integration at the peak of the Civil Rights movement.
Students will be able to analyze textual and media sources to compare and contrast the lives and experiences of Liz and Ruby.
Students will have access to an iPad (one per student) to showcase their learning in an online format.
In this lesson, students will be working independently to reflect on the book we have just finished reading, titled The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine. Students will reflect and make connections between the book and the movie, Ruby Bridges (Disney). Students will compare and contrast the experiences of Liz and Ruby as they both integrated all-white schools. Students will work in a 1 to 1 mobile device atmosphere, using technology to create a blog post about their reflections. Students will then work collaboratively as they leave constructive feedback and comments on each others' blog posts.
ISTE Standards for Students
1. Creativity and innovation
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new
ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal
or group expression
2. Communication and collaboration .
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers,
experts, or others employing a variety of digital
environments and media
Common Core State Standards
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Here's a quick recap of The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine.
A quick glimpse into the life of Ruby Bridges and her experience in 1960, as she integrated an all-white school at the age of 6.
1. Create a Paper53 drawing of a Venn Diagram (screenshot on your iPad and inserted into your blog post), OR...
2. Create FakeBook accounts for Liz and Ruby (screenshot on your iPad and inserted into your blog post), OR...
3. Create a Haiku Deck slideshow to identify Liz and Ruby's similarities and differences in experiences (embed into your blog post)
*Once you have completed your blog post, submit the link to your blog in the Google Form at the bottom of this lesson!
Then go back to our class website and comment on at least 5 other students' blogs! Happy blogging-Ms. J!