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Mark Twain
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Clemens in his Oxford robe

Clemens in his Oxford robe
Courtesy The Mark Twain Project,
Bancroft Library, Berkeley

Learn More About Mark Twain

Appreciators of Twain and learners of all ages will enjoy the resources and educational materials included in this section of the site.

Teachers will find five classroom activities for middle and high school students that teach the importance of observation to writing, how slavery impacted Twain’s writing, and how Twain used humor and satire. Students will also learn how a scrapbook can be used to collect creative ideas and is a reflection of its creator’s time, place, and values.

Follow Twain’s life in the Chronology and explore the range of his work in Selected Writings. Read more about Twain using the bibliography of books and articles in Further Reading, or link to other Twain sites and related historical material on the Web in Related Links.