These sites have summaries and discussion questions for this controversial book by Mark Twain. Read about the characters, themes, and symbolism in the book. Several classroom activities are included. You can also take an interactive quiz, read the entire book online, or watch a movie online. Includes eThemes Resources on Mark Twain and slavery.
Censorship and Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
This activity engages students in an argumentative research paper exploring where or not student's fell that "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" should be included in the high school English curriculum. Includes: a research scenario, task and product, assessments, questions, gather & sort, organize, and conclusion.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Learning Unit
This learning unit for "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" includes a unit summary, curriculum framing questions, assessment processes, instructional procedures, prerequisite skills, differentiated instruction, credits, assessment plan, assessment summary, target state frameworks/content standards/benchmarks, student objectives/learning outcomes, and materials and resources.
EDSITEMENT: Critical Ways of Seeing "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in Context
This lesson has students study both the novel and its critics with an emphasis on cultural context to develop analytical tools essential for navigating this work and other American controversies.Includes: an introduction, guiding questions, learning objectives, preparation instructions, lesson activities, assessment, and extending the lesson.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Novel Guide
McDougal Littell provides this resource for teachers that includes activities, research assignments, and theme openers.
SparkNotes: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
This site includes character analyses, themes, summaries, and an online quiz. NOTE: This site contains ads.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
This site has photos of advertisements of the book. Read about the lecture tour Mark Twain went on. Includes contemporary reviews of the book and discussions of the characters Huck and Jim.
Huck Finn in Context: A Teaching Guide
This PBS site provides activities based on the book "Huck Finn." "Controversy at Cherry Hill" talks about how one school district dealt with the issue of banning this book. "About the Book" has a commentary about the book's controversial topics. Sections 1-6 have lesson plans for activities on various topics from the curriculum that Cherry Hill implemented to teach the book.
Is Huck Finn a Racist Book?
A two-page pdf file discusses whether this book is racist.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Topics
This site looks at the theme, characters, setting, point of view, author, diction, syntax, and symbolism in this novel. NOTE: This site contains ads.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Study Guide
This 22 page pdf has summaries for each chapter, discussion questions, vocabulary words, and some worksheets to be printed out.
eThemes Resource: Missouri: Famous People: Mark Twain
These sites are about Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain. See his Hannibal, Missouri home, his New York home, and his gravesite. Learn more about the books he wrote. The sites include audio clips, games and interactive quizzes. There are also videos, including the only footage of this famous author known to exist.
eThemes Resource: Slavery: Slave Trade
These sites provide information on the slave trade that involved the United States and Africa. See maps of the sailing routes and read first-hand accounts of slave life. Take part in a simulated slave auction. Includes eThemes on slavery during the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Underground Railroad.