Have a map of the world, and as a class map out each stop that Twain made on his journey.
Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the countries visited by Twain in this book. Have each group present a short, but informative report about their assigned country.
Much of the information from this book came from Twain's personal journal. Have the students keep a journal for the duration of this book. Tell them they will be graded on writing in it, but it will not be read in its entirety to protect their privacy and promote their dedication to the task.
Split the class into groups and assign each group one of the rare animals that appear in this book- ie: swamp adder, baboon, leopard, kangaroo, porpoise, tiger, elephant, etc. Have each group study their animal...
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