The High School Resource students have been working on a unit involving life on the Mississippi River during the 1830’s.
They have read abridged versions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and done extensive research on what life was like living on the Mississippi during that time period in American History. They explored the issues of free and slave states during that time in relation to the characters in the stories. They also learned about the weather and geographical differences of Missouri and how they related to choice of crops to be grown, and activities to be enjoyed.
Our students made an oral presentation where they discussed their research, dressed as their favorite character from the stories. We enjoyed some fantastic costumes and heard some very interesting tales.
In Art class they created some very authentic looking fishing rods, as well as tepees (wigwams), and even braided some colorful beaded bracelets.
Our enjoyment of hearing about all the adventures Tom and Huck experienced was made even better with our enthusiastic participation in this fun project.