Ruby Bridges Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts


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Who was the first African American to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana?

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1. What important ruling said that schools in U.S. had to stop segregating based on color?

2. When Ruby was finally able to attend her new school, how was she protected from the protesters who yelled and threw things?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is meant by the word 'segregation' and what court ruling stopped segregation in schools? These are some of the facts you'll need to know when you use this quiz and worksheet to check what you've learned about Ruby Bridges.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will be asked to:

  • Name the first African-American child to attend an all-white school
  • Define 'segregation' and identify the court ruling that stated schools could no longer be segregated
  • Tell who protected Ruby when she went to school
  • Explain why Ruby was the only student in class

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - understand the meaning of certain words used in the lesson, such as segregation
  • Information recall - remember what court case led to the end of segregation in schools
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to explain who protected Ruby from protestors and why she was the only student in class when she first began school

Additional Learning

The lesson called Ruby Bridges Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts has more details about this African-American figure. You will find out:

  • How Ruby was allowed to attend William Frantz School
  • Which teacher agreed to teach Ruby
  • How long it took for things to return to normal
  • What happened after Ruby finished school and what she did when she grew up