Mark Twain's America
Caroline Harrison: Education, Arts, Letters and Ideas
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: One week
It seems that most everyone has heard of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. What is interesting, besides the book, is that Huck Finn’s experiences represent a period in United States history during the time of First Lady Caroline Harrison.
1. Provide a copy of Huckleberry Finn for students. If this is not feasible, high school English textbooks usually contain an excerpt. Several websites listed in the resource section contain the entire text for free, viewable online. (Due to changes in website names and availability, the following list of sites may not be available.) Performing a search on a search engine (www.google.com for example) will normally locate a more recent site with an online version.
2. Use one of the following evaluation tools: