Live and Pre-Recorded Virtual Educational Offerings

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. 

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

Mind of a Writer Live Activities

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

Lead your students through interactive gameplay and pop quizzes on major works of the past and present. High school students can test their knowledge of great American singers and songwriters and learn about literary allusions in their favorite music. Elementary school students travel into the past and learn how written works have changed into on-screen adaptations, while also testing their deciphering skills by translating emojis into the titles of classic books.

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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.