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The Outsiders

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Drugs figure prominently in S.E. Hinton’s The Out…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Drugs figure prominently in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, a novel about friendship and belonging in the early 1960s. Alcohol, tobacco and caffeinated drinks are mentioned dozens of times, sometimes playing a pivotal role in the plotline, other times offering insight into the daily lives and world views of various characters. Members of both the underprivileged Greasers and over-privileged Socs use drugs, though each character’s relationship with drugs is unique. Different substances are used—or not used—for different reasons and in different ways. The Outsiders is ideal for helping Grade 8 students develop drug literacy. The story exposes young readers to a wealth of factors related to why people use drugs, and helps them identify and explore some of the potential benefits and consequences of our drug-related choices.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
alcohol
drug literacy
substance use
drug use
alcohol use
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking. • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts. • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking. • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts. • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world. • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways. • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Duration
45-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017