The goal of this webquest is to introduce students to the
basic background to The Catcher in the
Rye as well as allow them to understand the basics of debate. I have found
that there are many opinions regarding the required reading in language arts/literature
classes, and this allows students to show their opinion regarding a particular text.
It also sets the standard for relating Holden’s life to their lives. All of the
information in the debate will be used in class discussions regarding the
This quest could also be used during or after reading the novel.