Educational Resources

Whether you're doing in-person or remote learning, we have videos, activities, primary sources, and lesson plans to help you bring Twain's life and works into your classroom

Catching Up With The Clemenses

This ongoing video series takes younger students inside the home and behind the scenes to connect the past and present.

Episodes and Descriptions

Sam’s Shorts

Each month, we give you a new, less familiar bit of Twain’s writing to read and engage with.

Read this month's short!

Community Programs, Internships, & Contests

From creative writing to exhibit design to robotic frogs, there’s always something happening at The Mark Twain House & Museum.

More ways to engage with Twain!

Virtual Tour

Explore the Clemens family’s home in stunning detail. We’ve created a flexible inquiry framework to help you get even more from your experience!

Virtual Tour Inquiry

Lesson Plans

Participants in national teaching workshops at The Mark Twain House & Museum, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Program, have produced a number of lesson plans to assist their colleagues in teaching the life and works of Mark Twain.

Each link will take you to a shared Google Drive folder of lesson plans for that grade level. There are lessons available for English, History, Psychology, AP Literature, and ESL/ELL students, including many that are cross-curricular.

Middle School

Middle/High School

High School

Support for the updating and publication of these lesson plans has been generously provided by the John and Kelly Hartman Foundation.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these lesson plans do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Scratch that Twainian Itch

Got a Twain-related question in need of an answer? We will do our darndest to help!