(Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–8)
River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain by William Anderson
Prior to their museum visit, students should read William Anderson’s River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain. This charming biography of the young Samuel Clemens and his river adventures will delight young readers. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers help students connect the book’s major themes to museum-related concepts by looking at and discussing carefully chosen artworks from the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and the museum’s collection. Students create their own river-inspired artworks to take home.
Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.