This inquiry guides students through an investigation of the actions of Ruby Bridges during the Civil Rights Movement. By investigating the compelling question, students examine: how Ruby Bridges participated in the Civil Rights Movement, what issues and problems led to the integration of public schools, and the dangers that Ruby Bridges faced.
By completing this inquiry, students begin to understand that students/children can engage in civic participation. Specifically, it shows the actions of a child in bringing meaningful change to her community.
This is focused inquiry. By design, the inquiry does not include a Taking Informed Action task.