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The Mark Twain Museum is offering a weeklong (July 8 – 12) Teacher Workshop for teachers and media specialists in grades four through high school to help bring Twain’s writings into the classroom. We hope that you will join us for this unique opportunity. Participants are eligible to receive 3 hours of graduate credit from Hannibal-LaGrange University through the Master of Science in Education program.
The teachers workshop has several goals: To provide teachers with background on works by Twain and his life; to experience the town that served as the fictionalized setting for his best-known books; to show how Twain’s writings can be used to stimulate students’ writing; and to provide a forum for discussion and creative thinking about how to approach Twain’s writings in the classroom.
The Museum staff, with knowledgeable outside assistance, will conduct this exciting and inspiring course filled with content knowledge and new strategies for teaching Twain’s works, including ready-to-use lesson plans, integrated curriculum, multiple intelligences, and innovative uses of technology – all geared to use Mark Twain’s life and works to foster student writing.
The Mark Twain Home Foundation is sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council. The primary texts are short stories of Mark Twain. Copies of the texts will be supplied to participants. A performance by Mark Twain actor Jim Waddell is also included.