Field Trip Materials
Below are educational resources to enhance your field trip experience.
Please download and review the teacher materials and if desired, the student materials as well. Grade levels are recommended, but it is up to your discretion as a teacher which materials are most appropriate for your students. If you wish to conduct the writing exercises during your museum field trip, please print out copies for students prior to their trip and bring them along.
My America: Immigrant & Refugee Writers Today – Special Exhibit supplement (Grades 5-12)
Field trip materials for 3rd and 4th graders focus on the activity “My Personal Bookshelf.” With the goal of sharing and exploring a wide variety of authors and styles the American Writers Museum hopes to inspire a love of books in children from an early age.
Field trip materials for 5th through 7th graders focus on the American Voices exhibit. This field trip aims to encourage students to explore various authors and their writings, and determine what purpose or motivation each author had to write.
Field trip materials for upper middle and high school students focus on an exploration of the theme of identity. These materials ask students to critically think about these essential questions: what does it mean to be an American? How has the American identity changed over time? What does the American identity look like today? Students will explore the Museum with a focus on a subtheme of the American identity: race, religion, gender, and national origin.