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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

A viewing of Disney’s 1993 film of The Adventures of Huck Finn launches an examination of the events in and themes of Mark Twain’s story. Viewers respond to prompts on a film story worksheet, engage in full-class discussions, and select a writing prompt from the provided menu.

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Pros

  • The discussion questions and assignments can be used with a unit study based on the reading of the novel
Cons

  • The plan sidesteps the question of whether the novel is appropriate for middle school readers
  • No suggestions are included for how to deal with the controversy over the language used and the stereotypical depiction of Jim
  • Requires the purchase or rent of the 1993 Disney version of the film 
Included Materials

  • Supplemental Materials for The Adventures of Huck Finn