Live and Pre-Recorded Virtual Educational Offerings

Whether you and your students are in the comfort of your classroom or learning remotely, our virtual field trips and online education resources bring hours of learning to you. We understand the continual need for online programs, so for the 2021-22 school year, we’re offering 2 different virtual field trip options: Mind of a Writer Live and Ask a Writer as well as our online education resources.

Fill out the form on the request a field trip page to reserve your spot today!

Mind of a Writer Live

A virtual American Writers Museum field trip. A computer screen in the foreground reads "From Books to the Screen," and a TV screen in the background shows a classroom meeting on Zoom.
Photo courtesy @MsToni_SD72
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For 3rd-8th grade levels: Students will be guided through 3 creative play interactions on written works of the past and present. First, students will travel into the past and learn how written works have changed into on-screen adaptations. Then, test your deciphering skills by translating emojis into classic book titles. Finally for the third activity, engage with Jamboard to practice creative writing skills in a writing activity.

For 9th-12th grade levels: A trivia game exploring the history of American songwriting and how the writers have influenced our culture. Discussing the genre of songwriting and understanding its impact on our daily lives.

Ask A Writer

The “Ask A Writer” program offers students the chance to interact live with a writer in their own classroom. A 20-minute pre-recorded lesson introduces students to the writer. Then, students participate in a 30- to 40-minute live Q&A classroom visit with the published author about the craft of writing.

Please indicate interest in participation in classroom visits with the writers using the booking form. Pre-recorded lessons are available for each writer indicated.

Price: $125 per visit

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Available Writers

  • Jacob Grant, children’s book author and illustrator, most recently of Bear Out There. View recorded lesson here.
  • Adrianna Cuevas, first-generation Cuban-American writer and middle-grade author of The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez. View recorded lesson here.
  • Misa Sugiura, author of the award-winning book It’s Not Like It’s A Secret and This Time Will Be Different and second-generation Japanese-American. View recorded lesson here.

Asynchronous Opportunities

Many of the Museum’s educational resources can be used by teachers without a formal virtual or in-person field trip element!

Visit this page to find exhibit materials that will enhance your online experience.

Exploration of the American Writers Museum

Classes can be guided through our online exhibits, My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today or Frederick Douglass: Agitator, through pre-recorded videos led by museum staff.

A pre-recorded exploration of the entire Museum space led by President Carey Cranston can also be found here.