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Daily Life in Ancient Rome

from Penn Museum

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Embarkon a virtual tour of a lavish Roman home andpick up some Latin language along the way! By looking closely at domestic
artifacts and recording the Latin names for each room of the house, students
step into the day-to-day lives of ancient Romans.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00

Pricing is based on Class Size:
1-30 students are recognized as one class
30-60 students are recognized as two classes
60-90 students are recognized as three classes


60 minutes (Able to be adjusted to fit your regular class period)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

No more than 30 for optimal experience

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Foreign/World Languages, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST) with a minimum of three weeks notice.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable. Cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to gallery availability.

About This Provider

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Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and the largest university museum in the United States. With roughly one million objects in our care, the Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from. As a dynamic research institution with many ongoing research projects, the Museum is a vibrant and engaging place of continual discovery.

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Program Details


*A worksheet is provided for students to complete during their virtual visit

1. Brief introduction to the Penn Museum fields of study (Archaeology & Anthropology)
2. Accompany worksheet and goals of program introduced to the group
3. Beginning the Virtual Tour
4. Making meaning of Mosaics
5. Examination of Roman portraiture and what they illustrate of Roman life
6. Toga tying demonstration
7. Conclusion & Questions


The participant will:
*describe common objects found in ancient Roman households
*analyze and interpret artifacts, primary sources for learning about the past
*develop an appreciation for the similarities and differences between their lives and those of ancient Romans

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Fine ArtsNA-VA.5-8.4 Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures
-Students analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas, and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art

Foreign Languages
Cultures (Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures)
-Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied
-Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied

Places and Regions
-Understand the physical and human characteristics of places
NSS-G.K-12.4 Human Systems
Understand the processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement

World History
ERA 3: Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires, 1000 BCE-300 BCE
-how major religions and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean basin, China, and India, 500 BCE-300 CE

State Standards

Human Characteristics of Places and Regions

World History: Contributions of Individuals and Groups
8.4.B World History: Historical Documents, Artifacts and Sites
8.4.C World History: Impact of Continuity and Change

World Languages
The Role of Culture in Classical World Language Acquisition

Arts and Humanities
Historical and Cultural Contexts: Context of works in the arts
9.2.D Historical and Cultural Contexts: Historical and cultural perspectives
9.2.E Historical and Cultural Contexts: Historical events and culture impact works in the arts