ERIC Number: ED466908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
"The Outsiders": Thematic Unit.
This thematic curriculum unit on the adolescent novel, "The Outsiders" (S.E. Hinton) discusses issues that are relevant to students' lives and important to their future decisions. In the unit, students will discuss issues relevant to the novel and will use the novel as a bridge to analyze their own lives. The unit, with an overall theme of "discrimination," states that the main issues of concern will include: (1) Stereotypes (identification of stereotypes; discussion of stereotypes); (2) Identity (self-discovery; who you are--character traits, personal tastes, etc.); (3) Choices (consequences/rewards of choices; every choice has an effect); (4) Group Membership (characteristics of groups/cliques/gangs; why groups are formed; discussion of why groups are good); and (5) Environment (identification of different home environments; how home environments lead to different perceptions on life). For each lesson topic, the unit gives student objectives; lists materials needed; outlines a motivation activity; provides detailed classroom procedures; suggests closure activities; addresses evaluation methods; and presents self-evaluation questions. The unit discusses integration with other discipline content (social studies, science, and math) and modifications depending on student disability. (Contains 12 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Identity Formation; Outsiders (The)
Note: Several pages are marginally legible. Pages 32-44 and 49-50 of the original document are copyrighted and therefore are not included in the pagination and are not available from ERIC.