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Web Site of the Week: Mark Twain

What better way to know Mark Twain than through his writings? Well, a fine documentary film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan is a good place to start. This website is designed to complement their film on Twain which originally appeared on PBS. First-time visitors should start by clicking on the “Interactive Scrapbook” area. Here visitors can take a look through texts, photos, illustrations, and clippings from Twain’s time that tell his own personal story and that of American in the late 19th century. Moving on, visitors can browse through some of his writings, take a look at a chronology of Twain’s life, and look at a selection of related links. The educational resources here are top-notch, and teachers will find activities such as “A Writer’s Inspiration” and “Tall Tales and Dark Sides” that can be used in a variety of history, journalism, or writing courses. [KMG]

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