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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton


The Beatles Live in Japan 1966
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Top 25 Songs of the '60's!


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   Open a Word document and put your heading in the top right corner.      
   Name, period and date. 
   Title= 1960's Webquest.
   Save your document as 1960s Webquest.

Use Google Search Engine to search for a picture of a madras shirt.  
     Paste the picture in your word document.

2. Search the following sites for a picture of a 50's/60's male 


    Paste the picture in your word document.

3. Use the following links to find pictures of a 1960's Corvair, Mustang and

    a Corvette. Paste and label each picture.


4. Use Google Search Engine to search for a picture of a "young" Paul 

   Newman. Paste the picture in your word document and write a brief

    (1 sentence) description of who he was and what he did.


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Complete the following tasks using the links below or find the answers using Google. 

1. List 5 bands that were popular during the early to mid 1960’s.

60's Pop Music

2. List 5 popular T.V. shows from the 1960’s.

TV in the 1960's

3. Write the names of two presidents in the 1960’s.


4. Find the prices of 6 commonly used items in the 1960’s
 Facts and Events

5. List five popular toys from the 1960’s.

50's & 60's Toys

6. Read about greasers and write a brief summary of the  
greaser subculture.

Greasers Subculture

7. What are some reasons why a teenager might join a gang in the

8. What were gangs like in the 1960’s?

1960s Gangs

9. List 5 slang words with their definitions.

60's Slang

10. List 3 major world events from the 1960's.

World Events

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1. When was The Outsiders first published?

2. Where was Hinton born?  This is supposedly where the novel takes 


3. How was she inspired to write The Outsiders?

4. How old was the author when the novel was published?

5. As a result of the novel's popularity, what happened to Hinton?

6. What is the title of her second novel?

7. When was the movie The Outsiders released?

A Look at Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Map

Oklahoma is the setting of many of S.E. Hinton's books. 

List 5 interesting facts about the state of Oklahoma. 






Elvis Presley was a person who the "Greasers" really admired.  In fact, one would say that they based their style on this very famous man.  

8. Why do you think that the Greasers enjoyed the music of Elvis 

   Presley? Do you think he influenced their fashion?  Why?

9. What is Elvis Presley also known as? 

10. List 3 more interesting facts about Elvis.

9. Why do you think that the Socs' loved the Beatles?  Watch the crowd in this video.  Do you see any fashion trends?
The Greasers           

4.     There are two gangs in The Outsiders; the Greasers and the Socs.  Use these websites to understand what each group was like.

Answer these questions:

-       How would the Greasers wear their hair?


-       What were their hobbies?


-       What would their clothes look like?


-       Why were the Greasers and the Socs different?

Character Analysis Scrapbook


Click here to download the Scrapbook Grading Rubric

While reading The Outsiders, craft a character scrapbook using the provided activity packet and the links below.  Click on the character's image to complete the assigned task.  

Your scrapbook must include:


  1. A brilliantly designed scrapbook cover including:


        The title of the novel and author (5)

        Decorative illustrations (5)

        Your name and period (5)


  1. Pick five characters and complete four (4) tasks for each character:


        A picture of the character (this may be computer generated or hand-drawn) (5)

        Information about the character including: (5)

o       Name

o       Relatives

o       Friends

o       History

o       Social Standing

o       Visual Description

o       Qualities

o       Interests

        Three (3) quotes with subjective explanations about how each quote demonstrates the character’s development. (10)

        Analysis of each character: (10)

o       What were his/her strengths and or weaknesses

o       How does he/she develop throughout the novel

o       You may complete this as a separate page in your scrapbook any way you like: a short essay, picture storyboard, poem, etc…


  1. Text must be written or typed demonstrating “honors quality” work –complete sentences, proper spelling and punctuation, etc… (20)


  1. Make sure your entire scrapbook is neat and organized. (15)        


This Project will be worth 200 Points!!!



Ponyboy Curtis


Sherrie "Cherry" Valance


Sodapop Curtis


Bob Sheldon


Darrel (Darry) Curtis


Dallas Winston


Johnny Cade

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Mrs. Tice's Favorite Band

"When you sing, you make people vulnerable to change in their lives. You make yourself vulnerable to change in your life. But in the end, you've got to become the change you want to see in the world."
-- Bono, lead singer of U2