HF Unit Objectives

You're going to become a "Twainiac!"

During this unit, we will be discussing three main aspects of the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

·      the popularity and notoriety of the author Mark Twain,

·      slavery, racism, and censorship as they relate to the book, and

·      why some people think it is the greatest American novel.


This unit will help you meet the course objectives of:

·      Being able to read and interpret a variety of written material (including, in this unit, narrative text),

·      Being able to use literature as a point of departure for other thoughtful activities (including understanding history), and

·      Being able to write for a variety of purposes, including being able to write a compelling, well-supported persuasive essay and/or creating a piece of technical text.