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Interactive video lesson plan for: Mini BIO - Mark Twain

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Watch a short video biography about Mark Twain's life and work, including his early life, his works "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," his political views, and his death.

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Hannibal, Missouri native Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, used his hometown as the inspiration for his fictional works "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

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