Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Bill Bennet on The Great Books: Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Discovery School Lesson Plan in which students must produce papers in which they demonstrate their familiarity with the novel by writing at length about a quotation from it or a symbol in it.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Project Gutenberg E-Book of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn: Text, Illustrations, and Early Reviews
Contains early edition of Huckleberry Finn, illustrations from the first edition, as well as dozens of early reviews from newspapers and magazines.

Mark Twain in his Times
Contained here are dozens of texts and manuscripts, scores of contemporary reviews and articles, hundreds of images, and many different kinds of interactive exhibits. Produced by The Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.

Huck Finn in Context: A Teaching Guide
This PBS teaching guide is based on the Culture Shocks video series, but you don’t necessarily need to see the film to use their resources effectively. There are six sections: Exploring the Controversy; Behind the Mask — Exploring Stereotypes; The Development of Character in Huck Finn; The Novel as Satire; Reclaiming the Self, The Legacy of Slavery; Final Projects. It offers suggestions on how to approach the text, discussion activities, activities, and supplemental readings.

Mark Twain: Classroom Activities
These activities are based on the Ken Burns film about Twain. The objective of most of the five activities is for students to explain and test the value of humor and storytelling in reflecting on and writing about everyday life. The site contains recommended resources as well as an interactive scrapbook.

An Adventure in Pursuing Huckleberry Finn
A WebQuest designed to acquaint students with the author, the historical, cultural, and geographical setting of the novel, and the main thrust of the story line

The Critical Reception: Contemporary Newspaper, Magazine Reviews
Mix of extensive and brief reviews are grouped into: positive reviews; negative reviews; ban-inspired positive commentaries; ban-inspired negative commentaries; and neutral reports of the ban.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
This teacher’s guide is designed for grades 10 and 11. Using a theme of “Society’s Laws s. Higher Moral Values,” it offers a summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.

Mark Twain in his Times
Contained here are dozens of texts and manuscripts, scores of contemporary reviews and articles, hundreds of images, and many different kinds of interactive exhibits. Produced by The Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.

Huckleberry Finn: Suggested Essay Topics
There are multiple essay questions relating directly to specific chapters in the novel.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The texts and illustrations below attempt to capture both the novel’s achievement and some aspects of its controversiality. Check out Illustrating Race, Class, and Gender.

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

Criticism about Mark Twain, Biographical and sites about Mark Twain from the Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection.

Reviews of Huckleberry Finn
Contemporary reviews are arranged chronologically.

Parting Words: Mark Twain
Brief National Public Radio podcast in which host Andrea Seabrook shares parting words from American author Mark Twain.

Political Humor’s Hysterical History
National Public Radio podcast discusses political humor from Mark Twain to Tina Fey’s parody of Sarah Palin.

Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery
Part of PBS’s African-American Journey site, here you’ll find a rich collection of resources — images, documents, stories, biographies, commentaries — on the experience of slavery in America. There are four parts: The Terrible Transformation: 1450-1750, Revolution: 1750-1805, Brotherly Love:1791-1831, and Judgment Day: 1831-1865. There is also a useful teacher’s guide and activities for students. A great site for black history.