The Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Missouri, is sponsoring its thirteenth year of Mark Twain Teacher Workshops. Join us July 9-13 in Hannibal, Missouri, for the 2018 workshop. The workshop is geared for teachers grades four through high school.
This year’s focus in on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Emphasis will be using Mark Twain in the classroom to stimulate students’ writing. The workshop provides the opportunity for participants to tour local sites related to Mark Twain, ride the Mark Twain Riverboat, explore the Mark Twain Cave, tour Jim’s Journey Museum, visit the Mark Twain birthplace at Florida, Missouri, and meet Hannibal’s Goodwill Ambassadors Tom and Becky.
Participants can earn three hours of graduate credit from Hannibal-LaGrange University.
Further details and registration information is available on the Mark Twain Museum web site by going to https://www.marktwainmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Teacher-Workshop-Application-Letter-and-Schedule-2018.pdf
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Address questions to Museum Director Henry Sweets at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mark Twain Teacher Workshop is funded in part by the Missouri Humanities Council.
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