Ruby Bridges -- Digital Library Lesson


This Ruby Bridges Library Lesson is perfect for Black History Month or anytime you want to teach students about school desegregation and the civil rights movement. Editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint.

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This product is a combination of Digital Storytime and Digital Bulletin Board. Many elementary librarians have been purchasing both the Digital Storytimes and Digital Bulletin Boards for each weekly theme. Combining them into one product saves you money and time. I’ve covered all grades here, from K-6.


See all my Digital Storytimes for Grades K-2

See all my Digital Bulletin Boards for Grades 3-7

See all my Digital Bulletin Boards for Grades 7+


See a demo of one of my Digital Storytimes here. (YouTube link)


This K-6 library lesson will save you so much time! Everything you need to teach elementary students about Ruby Bridges and school desegregation is included here. You only need to add your school’s information to a couple of slides (weekly agenda, birthdays) and a read-aloud of your choice.


Needed to open and editGoogle™ Slides OR PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents


Recommended for GradesK-6



  • 60-slide PPT + Google™ Slides–all text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
  • 33 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • All 14 recommended books in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list. The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for high-quality, interesting books related to Ruby Bridges, Jim Crow Laws, and desegregation. All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-6 and received positive professional reviews for use with Grades K-6.
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for storytime on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)


22 Class Discussion Slides Include:

  • sign language slide and how-to link (“school”)
  • guided discussion of school desegregation and Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka
  • biographical information on Ruby Bridges and how she made history at age six
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos for K-6.


Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • 33 slides for Grades K-6
  • Additional biographical information about Ruby Brides
  • Additional details about Jim Crow Laws and desegregation–includes facts and trivia questions
  • 14 visual booktalks; includes picture books, fiction novels, and nonfiction/biographies.
  • Library review information (differences between biography, autobiography, and memoir; includes examples)
  • “Did you Knows”
  • “Would you rathers?” and “This or Thats?” (not related to Ruby Bridges or desegregation due to the sensitive nature of this topic)
  • Vocabulary words: segregation and Jim Crow Laws
  • This week’s birthdays, weekly and daily agenda slides


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