Two young students engage with the "Why Write?" monitor in the My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit at the American Writers Museum in Chicago
A student listening to an interview with Vu Tran at one of the "Journey" monitor in My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today at the American Writers Museum in Chicago
A student listening to an interview with Vu Tran at one of the monitors in My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today at the American Writers Museum in Chicago

Experience the exhibit virtually!

Using the videos on this website, it is easy to learn from anywhere. Whether you are homeschooling, have a virtual classroom, are a parent looking for quality content for your children, or simply cannot visit the exhibit in person, you’ll find it here. 

Go to the link below to fill out a form and receive educational materials developed with the Great Books Foundation and optimized for Common Core standards for grades 5-12.

Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund

The Efroymson Family Fund is the Youth Education sponsor for My America

Students Can Win $1,000 in My America Writing Contest

Calling all high school classes! The American Writers Museum is running a contest for all high school students answering the prompt “My America is…” with an essay, poem, or story of no more than 500 words.

Best-in-class prizes: $50 gift card & 1-year AWM membership

Overall best prizes (3): $1,000 presented at OnWord2020, AWM’s annual fundraising dinner on September 1, 2020

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Email education@americanwritersmuseum.org to receive instructions and a grading rubric for your class

The American Writers Museum's annual fundraiser, OnWord2020 will honor student contest winners with a prize