Ready to make your unit on The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton more inclusive? This resource is part of a series to help teachers find supplements and updates for core texts in order to add more inclusivity to their curriculum. For each text, we share easy changes, like paired texts (videos, poems, articles, etc.) you could incorporate on a budget. We also share more difficult changes, like substitutions you could request in the future. We are not saying that you need to replace every text — we want to continue a dialogue on how to make our curricula more inclusive.
This curated list represents 15+ hours of research. You can use any of these text suggestions as you plan your unit.
1. 30+ inclusive text suggestions & annotated ideas organized by teaching topic
–How are different social classes treated by society?
–What are the implications of stereotyping others?
–Peer Pressure vs. Independent Thought
–Hero Worship and the “Southern Gentleman” trope
–Responding to Violence with Violence
–Types of Conflict
–Gold as a metaphor
Suggestions for replacement texts
**This is a living document, meaning that we may update the Google Doc with more resources and ideas. Be sure to bookmark it. :)**
2. Guide for Rethinking the Classics
–Affirmations for Rethinking the Classics
–How to Audit Your Texts
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