For the novel you have been reading, you will be creating a Sway presentation with multiple layers that showcase your understanding of the novel, its themes, historical context, and character development.
Your presentation must include the following content:
Choose one of the following topics to research:
19th century pirating
19th century Mississippi River piloting
19th century grave robbing
Choose one social criticism Mark Twain is making through his novel. Identify it, at least 3 instances in the novel where it appears, explain how Twain feels about it, and explain how you feel about the criticism (do you agree or disagree with Twain and why) *You can use the Coggle for ideas.
Application of Criticism Today
Do you think Twain’s criticism applies today? If no, explain how the problem was fixed and provide historical evidence to support it. If yes, explain how the problem still persists today and provide historical evidence to support it.
Choose one character to analyze in addition to Tom Sawyer. (Aunt Polly, Sid, Huck, etc.)
Would you recommend this novel to a friend? Explain why or why not. (Because it is boring does not count as a reason.)
Where in the novel does Twain use humor and to what purpose?
What type of humor does he use?
Where is he now?
Explain what you think will become of Tom Sawyer when he is older.