Let's Talk Coins!

by  Penn Museum

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Coins can do more than make you wealthy! Discover more about the materials, symbols, and making process of coins to learn more about the messages they carry.Through interactive conversations, students will discuss coins they see in their lives. Together they will assist our Museum educator in creating a ‘class coin’ live, as students work on their own coin with a design that sends a message meant to be seen by the world!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $125.00
View Only: 125.00
Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $150.00

Cost: (30 students per workshop)
• $150.00 for each Virtual Workshop

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

• Submit a virtual program request form by November 1 to receive $50 off your order
• Able to assist Title 1 schools that need full or participial sponsorship for virtual visits


45 mins

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, ParentPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Based on Group Size: 1-30 participants are recognized as one group

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Family & Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, International, Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

1. Submit all cancellations in writing at least two weeks in advance.
• Send cancellations to outreach@pennmuseum.org. Include “Cancellation” in the subject line of the email.
• Phone messages will not be accepted to cancel a trip.
• Cancellation is only complete when you receive confirmation from the Penn Museum.
2. Cancellations made two weeks or more in advance will receive a full refund of the deposit.
3. No contact and repetitive late cancellations may result in a school’s inability to book future visits.

About This Provider

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Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects
and powerful stories that emerge from its excavations and research
across the world.

Connect with the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the
Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the
pharaohs of ancient Egypt; from early Mexico to the lives of Native
American communities today.

Experience the richness of the ancient past, gain an understanding of
our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human

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Program Details


All virtual workshops can be tailored to fit your normal class period. Up to four consecutive virtual workshops can be facilitated in one day.

1. Hello from the Penn Museum
2. Brief overview of archaeology, anthropology, and artifacts
3. Explore connections between the use of coins, past and present
4. Investigation of Coins from around the world
5. Create a personal coin design
6. Questions with our Museum educator


Essential Question:
How will close study of coins reveal language, history, and connections between world cultures (past and present)?

Students will...
1. Strengthen observation and reasoning skills through close object study
2. Develop their vocabulary
3. Make connections between ancient and modern currency practices (making and symbols)
4. Experiment with symbols and language to create a personal design

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core:
CCSS.ELA: Writing
Text Types & Purpose; Production and Distribution of Writing; Research to Build and Present Knowledge
CCSS.ELA: Speaking & Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration; Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Comprehension and Collaboration; Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes; Reason with shapes and their attributes

State Standards

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