Resources for Teachers

Outcasts United has been selected by over twenty colleges as a common freshman read for 2010.  The book was also selected for the 2010 One Book, One San Diego and One Maryland, One Book programs. We'll soon be adding resources to this page for those considering Outcasts United as a common read on their campus or in their community.

You can find high school and college lesson plans on the "Resources for Teachers" page. Also, here is short video in which author Warren St. John discusses how themes in the book relate to the ideas of community and connection among diverse populations.



Suggestions for a successful freshman reading program, along with examples of programming ideas used by colleges and universities that have used Outcasts in the past.

A comprehensive lesson plan prepared by an instructor at Georgia Tech for that school''s use of "Outcasts United" as a freshman read.

An extremely thorough (107 page!) guide to OU prepared by Writing and Rhetoric professor. Includes quizzes, lists of unusual vocabulary by chapter, synopses, discussion topics, etc. (Also a PDF).

A lesson plan prepared for middle and high school students by teachers at the International Community School, a school with a large refugee student population just outside of Clarkston, GA.

A thorough and very well thought out guide for teachers using Outcasts. (37-page .PDF)