This project should be introduced after students have completed reading the novel The Outsiders. The objective is to support a theme from the novel by selecting an event and retelling it in a podcast style.
*In order to prepare for this project, my students listened to selected clips from This American Life's episode of Harper High. This podcast is available free online. It helped students grasp the idea of how a podcast is structured as well as provided interesting conversation reading themes from the real life Harper High and characters/situations in The Outsiders.
*Some of my students used iMovie to record their podcasts, while others used Garageband. I gave them the option of choosing the tool that worked best for their group and tech experience.