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D1 Fx Mark Twain Proj


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D1 Fx Mark Twain Proj

  1. 1. Mississippi River J.K. (Jay Kim)
  2. 2. How Big? Longest river in North America Fourth longest river in the world Nile, Amazon, and the Yangtze Rivers are longer Passes Through Ten States Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana
  3. 3. Habitat The Mississippi Flyway is a migration passage for forty percent of North America’s waterfowl and shorebirds The River provides a habitat for many birds, including the Bald Eagle 154 species of fish and fifty species of freshwater mussels have been recorded in the river system
  4. 4. Resources Canal - Lake Michigan and the Illinois River Agricultural commodities, petroleum products, and coal Around sixty percent of the floodplain of the Mississippi River are used for crops and pastureland The Illinois River once accounted for ten percent of the Nation’s inland commercial fish harvest More than thirty million people rely on the Mississippi River
  5. 5. Mark Twain & the Mississippi River
  6. 6. Age 4-18 • The Most important years • Family moves to Hannibal Missouri • A lazy outpost on the Mississippi River • Samuel Clemens’ boyhood home • Father dies when he is eleven • Died to pneumonia • Begins work as a Printer’s Apprentice • Then works as a journey printer with the Hannibal Gazette where he publishes his first sketch
  7. 7. Tom Sawyer Days • age four to fifteen • a time when himself pulled many of his pranks • Attributed to his young hero • Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Life on the Mississippi
  8. 8. 22-26 • Returns to the Mississippi • Works as a cub-pilot for Horace Bixby • Described in Life on the Mississippi
  9. 9. 26-27 • Civil War breaks out • Serves in the Confederates for two weeks • He moves to Nevada • End of the Mississippi • The Start of Mississippi • Literary works
  10. 10. Mark Twain & Samuel Clemens J.K. and Boram
  11. 11. “Two Fathom” Mark Twain Two fathom Originated from Captain Sellers The safe level of water for sailing
  12. 12. The Mississippi River and Adventures Huckleberry Finn JK and Boram
  13. 13. Huckleberry Finn Mississippi symbolizes freedom Mark Twain used the Mississippi River to use an imagery. Peaceful Eerie Dangerous Ohio was their destination, final destinations in the novel Town near the Mississippi River seem as “uncivilized.”
  14. 14. Discussion Questions #1 What are his most important days called? How did Mark Twain’s boyhood affect his writings? Name one inspiration.
  15. 15. Discussion Question #2 What caused Mark Twain to become a writer instead of a steamboat pilot? How is it related to the Mississippi?
  16. 16. Discussion Question #3 Why is the Mississippi River important to Mark Twain?
  17. 17. Quotes • “ I took the axe and smashed in the door. I beat it and hacked it considerable a-doing it. I fetched the pig in, and took him back nearly to the table and hacked into his throat with the axe, and laid him down on the ground to bleed; I say ground because it was ground -- hard packed, and no boards. Well, next I took an old sack and put a lot of big rocks in it -- all I could drag -- and I started it from the pig, and dragged it to the door and through the woods down to the river and dumped it in, and down it sunk, out of sight. You could easy see that something had been dragged over the ground. I did wish Tom Sawyer was there; I knowed he would take an interest in this kind of business, and throw in the fancy touches. Nobody could spread himself like Tom Sawyer in such a thing as that.....” (Twain 25) • “As soon as Tom was back we cut along the path, around the garden fence, and by and by fetched up on the steep top of the hill the other side of the house. Tom said he slipped Jim's hat off of his head and hung it on a limb right over him, and Jim stirred a little, but he didn't wake. Afterwards Jim said the witches bewitched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the State”
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