I will begin the formal part of my unit by focusing on Ruby bridges. Though students will need to develop a clearer understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, there is probably less supplemental material needed in presenting Ruby’s story. The general focus of Black History Month in school, at home, and in the media provides students with some understanding of that time period, so it seems easiest to begin with Ruby. Ryan White will be featured next. Though students are somewhat familiar with AIDS, understanding his story requires at least a deeper basic understanding of the disease and the prejudice against its victims. Children will also need to develop some knowledge of hemophilia, a hereditary blood disease. Finally, Anne Frank probably requires the most teaching on subjects that are not familiar to most students. Some understanding of Nazi Germany and the road to the Holocaust is essential to understanding Frank’s struggle. Since most students have little if any, background facts on these topics, Anne Frank will be studied last. With different classes, another order may be more suitable.