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The Outsiders Webquest

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Transcript of The Outsiders Webquest

By
S.E. Hinton
You are about to travel back in time, to the 1960’s. It was a simpler time, before video games, cell phones, or even computers. Even though the 1960's was very different from 2015-2016, you may be surprised at how well you can relate to, understand, and even learn from the characters in S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders. Today, you will explore everything from 60's music, fashion, economy and government, and even gang life.
S. E. Hinton
S.E. Hinton was 15 when she started writing
The Outsiders
, and finished when she was 17.
Are you ready to go back into the 1960's?
Okay then... let's go!!!
Welcome to the 1960's!!!!!

Now let's crash a party!
This party takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is also where
The Outsiders
takes place.

What did you notice about the people at the party? (Dance moves, clothes, hair, etc...)

A little more on Oklahoma...
Economy in the 60's
Key Events and Fashion
Two Different Gangs
in
The Outsiders

SOC
(short for 'social set')
rich kids from the west side of Tulsa
The Greasers: They're called that because of the grease they put in their hair. They're the Poorer kids from the east end of town.
Popular 60's Cars
Mustang
Corvair
Corvette
Famous 1960's Musicians
The Beatles
Elvis

Cinema in the 1960's
Paul Newman
Why in the world are we reading something written in the 1960's??!!
Simple, it talks about things we still care about today! Such as....
Gangs
Brotherhood
Loyalty
Friendship
Love
So times aren't as different as we might think...
Kids have similar issues now as they did 30 years ago.
Now it's time to go BACK TO THE FUTURE!!!!
Exit Slip
What about the 1960's interested you the most? Why?

Based on what we learned today, what do you think the term "
Outsiders"
means?
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