Connecticut Geographic Alliance


Life on the Mississippi An Interdisciplinary Education Program for Middle School Teachers

A new 45-minute activity allows students to analyze and evaluate vintage photographs, period songs, regional maps, and other source readings to enhance their understanding of Chapter Four in Mark Twain’s classic, non-fictional work Life on the Mississippi, an evocative description of the heyday of steamboats on America’s greatest river system.  This program is specifically designed to afford visiting school groups an opportunity for enrichment of their Social Studies and English classroom learning consistent with the learning objectives cited in the new Connecticut Common Core Standards.  If you have a question about this program, please call Craig Hotchkiss, Education Manager at the Mark Twain House & Museum, at 860-280-3146.  If you are interested in having your students benefit from this program, either during a visit to the Mark Twain House & Museum or at your school, call Grace Belanger, Visitor Services Manager, at 860-280-3130.


 

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