Holes – Outlaws and Lawmen The setting in the novel Holes is primarily Texas, USA, although the time period varies between the late 19th century and the late 20th century. In the USA, the late 19th century was a period when the Wild West became famous for its outlaws and lawmen.
Evidence of the Wild West is shown in Holes, where school teacher Katherine Barlow transforms to the outlaw Kissin’ Kate, seeking revenge for the mistreatment and death of Sam.
To understand more about this time period, you will complete some research on one of the outlaws or lawmen who lived during this period. Click on the following link:
Choose one of the names listed and summarise the information that you read (minimum 150 words). Your summary should be written in your own words, as much as possible.
Fact or Fiction Sometimes it is difficult to know what is true about the Wild West era and what is fiction. Click on the following link and complete the interactive quiz about this time period:
Now click on the following links, which provide information on some less well-known facts about this era:
In your notebooks, write down the five facts you think are the most interesting or surprising.
Poster In the Wild West, “wanted” posters were displayed to help lawmen catch outlaws.
Generate a poster for one of the characters in the novel Holes by completing the following steps: