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Huckleberry Finn Bulletin Board

I’m thrilled about this awesome bulletin board I made for our study of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Yes, I know it is a controversial novel, but I still choose to teach it for many reasons. If you have any qualms with the book or need someone to convince you to teach it, just read The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn by Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua. You will not be disappointed.
I drew the map myself from a map I found online. It was a bit of a long process, but since I laminated it, I’ve been able to reuse it again and again each year.
Because I cannot draw that well, I thought it would be fun to have a class contest (for those who wanted to enter) to see who could draw the best “Huck & Jim on a Raft” that we could use to have them “travel” down the Mississippi. The class voted and this one won by just one vote!

 

This was the runner-up. But since they are both so cute, I decided we would switch them out every time they floated further down the river. I also gave these two students extra credit (they were the only two who submitted something).

 

Here’s an up-close look at some of my artwork. This is the Phelps’ Farm where Huck and Jim end up at the end of the novel.
This bulletin board has always been a fabulous resource for me to use throughout our study and has really helped the kids with a visual of what Huck and Jim’s journey looks like.
If you’re looking for a great way to review the chapters as you read, check out our Huckleberry Finn Discussion Based Questions here!
If you make your own, please take some pictures and share!
 

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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