Mrs. Case's WebQuests

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Those Fabulous Fifties:            An "Outsiders" WebQuest


"The Outsiders" is the story of a turbulent time in the life of an orphaned fourteen-year-old boy named Ponyboy Curtis. He is a member of the lower class and a gang of "greasers." Ponyboy often has conflicts with his older brother and guardian, Darrel, who keeps the family together. The greasers are the heroes of the tale; hostile to them are the upper-class socials, or "Socs", who enjoy drinking, driving nice cars, and beating up greasers.

The novel is set in the 1950's, and describes what life was like in that time period.  What were the hairstyles, fashions, fads, etc. of that period like?  In this WebQuest, you will visit sites that describe the styles of this time period.  You will then design a PowerPoint presentation with a slide each for fashions, hairstyles, music, cars and fads on the '50s. 

The sites below will give you all the information you need.  At the very end of this page is a link to a "Pictures" page where you will be able to find pictures that you can use in your presentation.

Have fun!