If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand how complex themes, ideas, and characters develop from the beginning to the end of The Outsiders, and analyze them using various media and a range of perspectives.
Students will be able to formulate complex arguments about The Outsiders using both textual evidence and outside research to support their own ideas.
Students will be able to examine the historical, literary, and social context in which The Outsiders was created and evaluate those factors' influence on the text.
Students will be able to...