This virtual field trip far exceeded my expectations! The kids were engaged, learning, and having fun! They couldn’t stop talking about it. This was absolutely a top notch experience!
– Elaine Temel, 5th Grade Teacher, West Vine Street School, CT
The American Writers Museum believes in the power of writing to influence our history, our culture and our daily lives. Our educational programming aims to inspire future generations of American writers. In these materials you will find downloadable curriculum to use at your own pace, guided virtual tours of our online exhibits, video tours and information about virtual field trips including online meet-and-greets with renowned and emerging writers working today.
Get your students excited about discovering new authors, revisiting beloved favorites, and writing their way into America’s ongoing story. For more information enter your email below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your class is interested in an in-person field trip at the American Writers Museum, please visit this page for more information.
John Estey Student Writing Competition
The AWM’s annual writing competition is back for its third year!
Featuring cash prizes of up to $2,000 for elementary, middle, and high school students, the student writing competition highlights the future of great American writing. Teachers must submit on students’ behalf, so fill out the intent-to-submit form today!Learn more about the Competition
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In-Person Field Trips
The American Writers Museum is excited to offer a wide array of educational opportunities for students in grades 3-12. Young scholars can learn about the cultural and historical significance of writing in America. Students also learn about writing styles, writing habits of authors, and new perspectives on writing—from the practical to the creative. Fill out the form on the request a field trip page to reserve your spot today!Learn More About In-Person Field Trips
Virtual Field Trips
The American Writers Museum offers virtual field trips for students in grades 3-12. Synchronous and asynchronous offerings are available for classrooms of all types, sizes, and in any location! Students will learn about the breadth of writing forms through games, interactive online exhibits, and a growing library of video content. Young people even have the opportunity to work with a writer directly in their classroom via Zoom or Google Meet.Explore Virtual Field Trip Options
Themed Field Trips
Make every trip to the museum a new experience for your class by signing up for a themed field trip!
Our guided explorations will highlight a distinct theme, allowing students to more closely study and engage with significant issues found in American literature. New themes each month will allow students to see the museum with fresh eyes on every visit.See Upcoming Themed Trip Options
Online Resources & Field Trip Materials
Access American Writers Museums’ online educational resources and choose from a variety of activities that are designed for Grade levels 3-12. Available by exhibit and also by grade level, select the activities that best suit your class curriculum. Explore online exhibits, watch videos of readings and author talks, and more!Access Educational Resources