Mark Twain

American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer.
(November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910)


The writer -
Interactive activities
- Interactive games -
Lesson plans
- Webquests - Cartoons -

'Huckleberry Finn'
'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'
'The Californian's Tale'
'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'

(Updated on 01/05/2011)



The writer :


  • Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Wikipedia)
    1 Pen names
    2 Biography

    2.1 Growing Up
    2.2 Roughing it out West
    3 Career overview
    4 Trivia
    5 Epigrams
    6 Bibliography
    7 References
    8 See also

    8.1 Works by Mark Twain
    8.2 Studying Twain
    8.3 Twain's Life


  • Quotations (
    ex : "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."


  • Mark Twain s Mississippi - interactive site (
    Four themes: economic development, politics, race, religion and culture.



INTERACTIVE activities :



Lesson plans :

  • Classroom Activities (PBS)
    "Objective: Students explain and test the value of humor in reflecting on and writing about everyday life, both in Mark Twain s and their lives."


Webquests :

  • Mark Twain, A webquest ( - UPDATED
    "Come along on your own adventure into the world of Mark Twain and his friend Huck..."

Cartoons :



  • Mark Twain's Memory-Builder (
    "In 1885 Mark Twain designed and patented a game intended to help people keep historical facts straight. Curiously, his Memory Builder focused specifically on European royalty. This game is based only loosely on his (with some features borrowed from the Carmen San Diego series). Its focus is on MT and his times.
    The game is divided into four sections, each with eight questions: two sections on Sam Clemens' life and MT's career, and two on America between 1840 and 1910. There are plenty of facts and dates, and also a lot of pictures. As you play, you may also meet a few or a lot of MT's intimates and associates; they're here to help you find the dates you're looking for. Good luck!"

'Huckleberry Finn' :




'Luck' :

  • 'Luck' by Mark Twain - Text + Audio + Video
    "Mark Twain, a beloved American writer, tells the story of an instructor in a military academy.
    He meets a young student, Scoresby, and decides to help him because he seems so foolish.
    As Scoresby pursues a career in the military, the instructor is surprised. Is his achievement due to luck alone?"


'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' :

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Wikipedia)
    1 Literary significance & criticism
    2 Film, TV or theatrical adaptations
    3 See also
    4 External links

    4.1 Gutenberg project
    4.2 Subscription service
    4.3 Synopses
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (
    Oral Presentation Guide / Complete text / Sentence Diagrams / Selected Illustrations /
    Analysis of Major Characters / About the Author / River of Song / Mississippi River



'The Californian's Tale' :

  • 'The Californian's Tale,' by Mark Twain - Text + Audio + Video
    "This is a story of a man who went looking for gold in California. He found a beautiful valley, the "Stanislau."
    The Stanislau was like Heaven on Earth.
    He meets an old man who tells him a wonderful love story. The storyteller waits to meet the man's lovely wife. Will she be all he says she is?"



'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' :