Holes Outlaws and Lawmen The setting in the novel



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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.

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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:


http://www.thewildwest.org/cowboys/wildwestoutlawsandlawmen
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.
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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:
http://www.learningliftoff.com/6th-8th-grade-history-learning-activity-wild-west-myth/#.Vpdr5VeiSsg
Now click on the following links, which provide information on some less well-known facts about this era:
http://www.cracked.com/article_20372_5-ridiculous-myths-everyone-believes-about-wild-west.html
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-old-west
http://hubpages.com/education/Top-Ten-Facts-About-the-Wild-West-and-Cowboys
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:


  • Choose a character from the novel

  • In your notebook, list the “crimes” that this character has committed

  • Search for an image of this character’s movie appearance on the internet and save this image to your laptop

  • Go to the following website: http://www.mobilefish.com/services/wanted_poster/wanted_poster.php

  • Upload your image and insert the necessary information

  • Finally, enter the Access Code and Generate the posterhttps://holesbyphilipp.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/wantedposter1.jpg

  • You can now download the poster and print this in colour

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