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Missouri: Famous People: Mark Twain

These sites are about Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. (also known as) 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 is a link to an eThemes Resource on “Huckleberry Finn” is included.


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Scroll down and choose a topic. You will hear an audio clip of an impersonator delivering some of Mark Twain's famous lines.
Play the game and learn more about the author's lifetime. You can review by looking at the timelines. You can also change the difficulty level of the game.
Watch these videos, especially the one called Twain's "Life Story," to learn more about Twain's early life and jobs. Includes a video from Hannibal, Missouri.
This site includes events happening through Mark Twain's whole life period.
This Mark Twain site is just for kids. It includes a timeline, short descriptions of some of his books, and some games.
These three pages introduce Mark Twain through a short biography and photos.
Explore Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain grew up. Take a virtual tour by clicking on "Visitor Information" and see photographs of the eight buildings on the site. "Education" has information for teachers and kids including a time line and FAQ.
Students can click on "Biography," "Timeline," "Major Works," "Twain's Family Tree," or "Suggested Reading List." This house was the Hartford, Connecticut, home of the Clemens.
Read about how Twain's manuscript, "A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage" disappeared for 125 years.
Click on "Classroom Activities," "Chronology," and much more. Did you know Mark Twain invented the "self-pasting" scrapbook? Look at the electronic scrapbook on Twain's life story.
Explore the collection of famous "quotations, maxims, and various opinions." There are many special features such as "Selected Mark Twain Interviews" and "Mark Twain's Travel Letters from 1891-92." NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site has two databases; "Outgoing Letters" and "Incoming Letters." There are also some on-line exhibitions as well as publications and news about Mark Twain.
Look at photographs of the cabin where Mark Twain was born.
Read a brief explanation of river boats and how Mark Twain got his name.
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 or read the entire book online.
Learn about famous Missourians both living and deceased.
Learn all about the Mississippi River, its role in Westward expansion, and its importance to Missouri. Sites include maps, photos, an audio file and Webcams.

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