Ruby Bridges Projects
Please choose one of the following projects.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
You will create a collage to represent Ruby’s life. Cut out multiple pictures from magazines, news articles, and the internet to represent different parts of Ruby’s life. You must have at least ten pictures for this project. Glue the pictures to a piece of poster paper. Make sure you include the title of the book and the author.
Extra, Extra: Segregation Scandal
Reread the news story excerpts on pages 14 and 16 of Through My Eyes. Then write your own news story about an incident in New Orleans in the fall of 1960. Be sure to answer the 5W’s in your article: who, what, where, when, and why.
In article, be sure include:
· DO NOT include opinions
Mind Boggling Mobile
Example: One shape may be in the shape of Louisiana to represent where Ruby is from.
4. Attach each shape/picture to a piece of string and connect to a hanger to create a mobile. Be creative in turning the hanger into something important from the story.
In Through My Eyes, there were many shocking and emotional photographs. In this project, you will need to look closer at these photographs and draw conclusions. Review each photograph in the book and decide:
After you have decided which photographs belonged to Ruby and which photographs belonged to news reporters,
o Do you agree with what is going on in the photo? Why or why not?
Playful Puppet Show
Directions: Chose a scene from the novel that made an impact on you. Using socks, craft sticks, or any materials of your choice you will make puppets to represent main characters from the book. You should also create some kind of stage or background for your puppet show. You will then present a puppet show for the class.
While reading Through My Eyes, we learned about many hardships and successes in Ruby Bridges’ life. Think about all the major events that happened over the course of Ruby’s story. Your task is to choose an incident or event from Ruby’s life and write either a rhyming or a free verse poem about it.
Your poem must be at least:
Be creative with your poem! Think about how Ruby might have felt during the event that you are describing. To challenge yourself even more, try to make your poem rhyme!