Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Learning Centre


Hello everyone and welcome to my learning centre. Please click below to view my presentation, it is best seen while in full screen. All questions and comments can be directed to this page once you are done. Thank you and have a good evening!

– Rian 🙂


27 thoughts on “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Learning Centre

  1. Hey Rian, I loved the format of your learning centre. The book format was a great idea and really captured the feel I believe you were going for. I found the interview very intriguing to read, especially because of the personal connection they had by being their granddaughter. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an advocate for gender equality and woman’s rights. Do you think she could have done anything else to get her point across? Why?


    1. Hi Natalie! Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my learning center. To answer you question, RBG dedicated her life to be an advocate for equality and got her point across through the US Supreme Court. She openly said that she believes her position of influence on the Court was her way of expressing herself and her views. I believe this was the best way of getting her point across using the skills she had in public speaking.

      Have a good night,

    1. Hi Mrs. Chambers! Thank you so much for your comment. There are many similarities between Justice Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court and Justice Abella on the Canadian Supreme Court. They have been compared to each other countless time including their views on minority groups of their time. They are both small ladies that pack a punch and have a way with words. I don’t know enough about Justice Abella to fully know her notability on the Court, but Ginsburg, who probably agrees with her on just about everything, says she is “proud to count her among her dearest sisters-in-law.”

      Have a good night!

  2. Hey Rian! Excellent job here — this is a thorough learning centre!
    You wrote about how RBG was respectful of her colleague who had different viewpoints and often connected with her young pages and assistants as she valued their input. What do you believe is something all people can take away from this as we go through a time of great divide (politically, socially, economically, etc)?

    1. Hi Ms. Wasstrom! Thanks for the comment and question. One key thing to take away from this is that she always tried to find consensus when she could, and develop relationships with those around her. These relationships impacted her and offered new perspective. Through times of divide, I think we should learn to develop consensus with others, as Ginsburg did to bring people closer together.

      Hope this helps,

  3. Hi Rian, I particularly liked your learning center. I like how you managed to make it simple yet visually attractive. I also like how neat the entire presentation looks. One question I have is what you think RBG would have done if there was threat of punishment for dissent?

    1. Hey Kaiwen, that is a very good question! I think it depends on the punishment. If we are assuming the punishment is a couple day suspension, then I think RBG would still go through with the majority of her dissents. Remember, dissents are when you absolutely disagree with the decision being made. Especially in landmark cases such as Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire, if Ginsburg hadn’t dissented, the act of equal pay would not have been passed and society would look very different today.

      Thank you,

  4. Hi Rian

    Really good job! I liked how all of the pages had lots of color and detail to them, I also like how the timeline was formatted as it was very easy to understand.
    Why do you think R.B.G. was so passionate about equal rights for everyone?

    1. Hey Matthias, thanks for the question. RBG was passionate about equal rights because she believed that everyone should have access to the same opportunities in life. She had a voice, and chose to use it to inspire others. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”- Justice Ginsburg

      Hope this helps!

  5. Hello Rian
    I really enjoyed learning about Ruth. Your presentation was really well done. What was it about Ruth that prompted you to research her life? Why do you think Ruth was so passionate about woman’s rights?

    1. Hi Caroline, thank you for the questions! I chose to research RBG because she is american (like me!) and because she stood up for women’s rights, impacting my life. I think she was so passionate about women’s rights because she wanted the world to know that both women and men should be able to live with the same opportunities. When she was in school and throughout her whole life she was ridiculed for wanting to become educated. She wanted to change that view of society for the generations after her.

      I hope this reply helped!

  6. Hello Rian,

    I think your presentation was well organized and interesting because of the page flipping, even while reading the blocks of text. I liked how you organized all the information in a logical manner, making it easy to read. What are some everyday actions that normal people like us can take to help fight against inequality?


    1. Hi Colin, Thank you so much for your question. I think the biggest thing you can do to help fight against inequality is to teach others its importance. Ginsburg used the power of words to change public opinion so why can’t we?


  7. Rian, I thoroughly enjoyed your thoughtfully presented flipbook on RBG, especially the eye catching mixed media graphics—an artistic nod to her legacy. Your interview with Ms. Spera was thorough. I was particularly shocked by her relationship with colleague and opposition Scalia. You make great points on perspective and empathy, two qualities highly valued by RBG which contributed to her great success. Great job!

  8. Hey Rian! I loved the design of your flip book, the graphics were so cool, and it created an amazing magazine-like look. I also like how passionate you sound about RBG and what she stands for. I was wondering what your favourite case is that she worked on?

    1. Hey Bridget, thank you for the comment. My favorite case she worked on was titled Olmstead v. L.C. Here, she argued the rights of people with mental disabilities. I particularly liked this case because after she won, she got to see public opinion change throughout the years as mental disabilities became better accepted.

  9. Wow Rian your learning centre is amazing! I loved reading about RBG! You had so much information and it was so engaging! I was wondering what you think RBG’s most impactful accomplishment was and why?

    1. Hi Emma! Thank you for taking the time to look through my learning centre. I think that Ginsburg’s greatest accomplishments are every case she argued and won. These cases impacted and changed the law, shaping our society today.


  10. Hi Rian,
    I really like your flipbook, I found it really engaging, my favourite was the accomplishments pages. I did not realize that Bill Clinton appointed her to the the Supreme Court. Nice work!

  11. Wow, Rian! I am so impressed by your learning centre. It’s beautiful! I love the way that you presented your work, it was very interactive, and I enjoyed that. Your information is valuable and well organized. You did a great job.
    I was wondering when you learned who Ruth Bader Ginsberg was? And was that when you were inspired by her?

    1. Hi Kira, thank you for the kind comments. To answer your questions, I learned who RBG was whenever I heard about the controversy about the next election between Trump and Clinton. The politics near the end of her life is what put her on my radar, so I researched more about her and learned some amazing things about her life.


  12. Rian, very engaging and informative learning centre. It sounds like she really resonated with you. What do you believe are her strongest skills in fighting for these very important and challenging issues?

    1. Ms. Mulder, thank you for taking the time to read through my learning center. To answer your question, I believe Ginsburg’s strongest skills were her words. She was able to craft powerful speeches which ultimately changed many court members votes.


  13. Great work Rian – the format and interview were excellent, and I learned new things about Justice Ginsburg!
    A question – how have Justice Ginsburg’s decades of formative experiences changed or reinforced your own plans? How will you seek experiences to inspire your work?

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