Teacher Resources

The Mark Twain Museum offers many resources to help teachers use Mark Twain in their classrooms. If you need anything beyond what is presented here, contact us and we will attempt to help you.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Mark Twain standing in front of his Boyhood Home - May 30, 1902.

“The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers; and, besides, he brags, and is the means of fooling other thoughtless people into going and doing as he himself had done. There are those who imagine that the unlucky accidents of life - life's "experiences" - are in some way useful to us. I wish I could find out how. I never knew one of them to happen twice. They always change off and swap around and catch you on your inexperienced side."

- Taming the Bicycle