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Lesson Plan on Comparing & Contrasting Firsthand & Secondhand Texts (Grades 4–5)

lesson-plan-on-comparing-and-contrasting-firsthand-and-secondhand-texts-ruby-bridges-download-previewUsing multiple texts on Ruby Bridges’ experiences as the first African American to attend a former all-white school, this mini-unit, four-day lesson plan following a gradual release of instruction model, helps students:

  • Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic
  • Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably
  • Learn how to use a variety of mediums (books, articles, art, and drama) to better understand a topic

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