Black History Inspires

The Grade 1-3’s have been doing lots of really thoughtful work this past week. They are focusing on the brave men and women who drastically altered the course of civil rights in Canada and the United States, including Harriet Tubman and Ruby Bridges. There is so much to be inspired by. Ruby Bridges was the first child to desegregate an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960 for example. She was 6 years old. The letters below are addressed to Ruby as if she was joining CGS. The letters are full of kindness and the desire to share what they love – like STEM and the chance to have Marie pull out your loose tooth! The children also had to find adjectives to describe Harriet Tubman. She is known for her incredible courage in escorting slaves to freedom via the Underground railroad. They came up with determined, kind, hard-working and brave, just to name a few. These amazing people from history have so much to teach us. Their example is a gift to all of us – they show us how to be brave enough to see the light, so we can be it.