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Mark Twain

2nd Grade Social Studies

Created by: Haley Meyers


Hello class! Today you are going to learn about Mark Twain! There are seven interactive hotspots for you to discover on your journey of Mark Twain's life. One of them is invisible, so look carefully! As you are doing each interactive hotspot make sure to take notes! I hope you have fun learning!

Watch this video about Mark Twain's life! Make sure you listen and take notes! After you have finished watching the video find and answer the question.

Some of Mark Twain's most famous books are:

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Roughing It
  • The Gilded Age

Fun Facts about Mark Twain

  • He had six siblings
  • He had three inventions which are an elastic strap for pants, a history trivia game, and a self-pasting scrapbook
  • He once had 19 cats
  • It took him 7 years to finish writing Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

First watch the video about Mark Twain's life, then answer this question!

Every year around the fourth of July, there is a festival called Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal, MO. It is all about celebrating one of Mark Twain's most famous characters, Tom Sawyer! There are many things to do such as the frog jumping and fence painting contest, Tom and Becky contest, a parade, mud volleyball, and fireworks.

A tradition in Hannibal, MO for 68 years!

National Tom Sawyer Days

This is Mark Twain's home in Hannibal, MO. He lived here with his family from the ages of 9 to 18. While living here he liked swimming in the Mississippi river and exploring the cave which he is now named after.

Mark Twain's Home

The home has been open since 1912 for people to visit. You can go in every room and see what it was like when Mark Twain lived there. There is also a statue of Mark Twain in every room with quotes.

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