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Ms. Ferdella/Mr. Leahy - 1950s & 1960s Pop Culture: Home

Learn about popular culture during the 1950s & 1960s to better understand references in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders.


Students will explore a variety of resources to get a better understanding of life in the 1950s/1960s. This will provide a frame of reference for S.E. Hinton’s book, The Outsiders.

General Resources


The Outsiders

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.7 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.


AASL Standards:


1.B.1 Learners engage with new knowledge by following a process that includes using evidence to investigate questions.


3.A.2 Learners identify collaborative opportunities by developing new understandings through engagement in a learning group.


IV.A.2 Learners act on an information need by identifying possible sources of information.


IV. A.3 Learners act on an information need by making critical choices about information sources to use.