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ERIC Number: ED378590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Huck Finn Experience.
Levesque, Bonnie; And Others
This paper describes "The Huck Finn Experience," a high motivation interdisciplinary unit that takes students on a 6-week journey back to the life and times of Mark Twain through the fictional character of Huckleberry Finn. The unit described in the paper was designed for eighth-grade students but could be easily adapted to be successful with grades 7 through 12, and takes into consideration the many different ability levels of students. The paper presents an outline of the 6-week unit and a list of resources needed for the unit. Activities in the unit described in the paper include writing newspapers, linking up with pen pals in Missouri, exploring a cemetery, climbing a mountain, cooking a Southern meal, learning blue printing and raft construction, and studying buoyancy and density. The paper notes that the more than 90 students involved in the unit came away feeling positive about their accomplishments and their contributions to the project. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.