Everything you need to understand or teach The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.
Tom Wolfe writes about Ken Kesey, a promising young writer, during Kesey's experimentations with LSD from about 1961 to 1964. Kesey leaves his home in Oregon to do post-graduate work on a creative writing fellowship at Stanford University. There he encounters LSD and other psychoactive drugs while volunteering as a research subject. The effects of LSD on Kesey's perceptions draw him and others into the regular use of LSD, marijuana and amphetamines. A small version of the drug culture that is to follow develops.
The property where Kesey lives near Stanford is sold to land developers, so he moves to family property near La Honda, California. Others move with him, people who come to be known as the Merry Pranksters. Kesey and the Merry Pranksters continue taking drugs, install elaborate sound equipment on the property, and decide to take a road trip East with the eventual destination of New York...
The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test Lesson Plans contain 129 pages of teaching material, including: