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Teacher Workshop 2023

July 10 - July 14

The Mark Twain Museum is offering a workshop for teachers and media specialists in grades four through high school to help them bring Mark Twain’s writings into the classroom. We hope that you will join us for this unique opportunity.

The weeklong workshop has several goals:

  • To provide teachers with background on works by Twain and his life
  • To experience the town that served as the fictionalized setting for his best-known books
  • To show how Twain’s writings can be used to stimulate students’ writing
  • To provide a forum for discussion and creative thinking about how to approach Twain’s writings in the classroom.

We want to make Mark Twain accessible to you, the teachers, so you can make Mark Twain accessible to your students.


The Museum staff, with knowledgeable outside assistance, will conduct this exciting and inspiring course filled with content knowledge and new strategies for teaching Twain’s works, including ready-to-use lesson plans, and integrated curriculum – all geared to use Mark Twain’s life and works to foster student writing.

During the workshop, participants will experience a taste of Twain’s world. They will visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties and other historic sites, enjoy a guided tour through Mark Twain Cave, ride a Mississippi Riverboat, and explore Twain’s birthplace in Florida, Missouri.

We invite you to come to Hannibal. Remember — The stories started here!

The Mark Twain Home Foundation is sponsoring this program with the support of the Missouri Humanities Council. Copies of the short stories to be read by participants will be provided in advance. A performance by Mark Twain actor Jim Waddell is included.


Mark Twain Museum

120 N. Main St.
Hannibal, MO 63401


$ 250