ERIC Number: ED475782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-10
Twain's "Hannibal." Learning Page Lesson Plan.
Wood, Jan; Thiese, Norma
Writers are influenced by their environment including family, community, lifestyle, or location. One such writer was Mark Twain. With this lesson plan the learner will become familiar with and analyze life around Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal, Missouri, during the latter half of the 19th century by using various online and print resources to determine what effects this location had on Twain's writings. The curriculum context will be within a unit on Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Segments of the lesson might also be integrated into a study of "Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Additional educational projects relating to the study of Twain and the novel are described under enrichment activities. Even though these activities center on Mark Twain and his writings, they could easily be adapted to almost any author and his environment. Following this overview, the lesson plan cites a recommended grade level and curriculum fit; lists online resources and print resources; outlines lessons--Lesson One: Analysis of Primary Resources, Lesson Two: Searching American Memory, and Lesson Three: Student Presentations (of 10-15 minutes); and suggests enrichment activities. Also contains map analysis, photograph analysis, and sheet music analysis worksheets. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Physical Environment, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Student Research, United States Literature
The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540. Tel: 202-707-5000. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri