Using the Internet, find maps of the Mississippi. Find one current one and another for 1850 or thereabouts. How has the river changed? Using information from the novel, plot the journey of Huck's raft.
Research slavery in the United States. How did the practice evolve? Which countries were involved in buying and selling human beings? How did the abolitionist movement arise? Who was prominent in it? (Don't take your research into the Civil War period.) Create a poster collage that illustrates your findings.
Create a storyboard that depicts Huck's misfired practical joke directed at Jim.
Create a brochure advertising a steamboat cruise on the Mississippi. Imagine this brochure being handed out in Cairo or New Orleans in 1850.
Create a travel brochure for modern day. Your focus will be a Mississippi river cruise that visits points of interest...
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