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Copy of The Outsiders introduction

Background and introduction for an intermediate ESL class reading The Outsiders

Mandy Boydston

on 14 September 2012

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Susan Eloise Hinton wrote The Outsiders while she was still in high school. It was published when she was only 17. The story takes place in Tulsa, Oaklahoma.
This is also where S.E. Hinton lived when she
wrote the book. Important events in
the 1960s 1961 The United States enters the Vietnam War 1963 Martin Luther King Jr gives his "I Have a Dream" speech. President Kennedy is assasinated. 1967 The first Superbowl is played
between the Packers and the
Chiefs. The Packers Win! 1968 MLK Jr. is assasinated in Memphis. 1969 Neil Armstrong lands on the moon 1960s Icons music Elvis The Beatles Jimi Hendrix Aretha Franklin cars Mustang Corvair Now, about The Outsiders There are two groups Come from the working, poorer class.
They live on the east side of town.
Their name comes from their greased-back hair The "Socs" Children of rich families.
They come from the west side of town.
Most drive cars
They are the Greasers' rivals. John F. Kennedy moves into the White House 1960 Car of the Year

Average price was $2,100

Typically, only kids with money had them! The Greasers She used the name S.E. because she thought that the book wouldn't be taken seriously if it was known that it was written by a woman. The story is based on the things and people she saw in high school. Madras duck tail 1960 1969 movies Drive-in movie theatres
were popular
Famous actors included Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, and Julie Andrews rodeos Many boys wanted to be cowboys when they grew up.
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