Journey to the City: Mesopotamia Review Game

by  Penn Museum

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Turn your social studies review into an exciting virtual board game. Students break into teams and race to the end while testing their knowledge of ancient Mesopotamian culture and society and uncovering ancient Mesopotamian artifacts from the Penn Museum’s vast collection. We currently have review games focused on Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt with more to come. This is a great complement to our existing ancient Egypt themed programs. Book them together for a discount.
Each game activity lasts approximately 45-60 minutes and is $100 for a standalone program (for up to 30 students) or $75 when booked with one of our interactive virtual programs.

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About This Program


By Request: $100.00

The program is $100 if booked as a standalone program. However, it is $75 if booked along with Mesopotamia: Journey to the City or Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals: Making a Lasting Impression.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify the Assistant Director of Virtual Programs (virtualprograms@pennmuseum.org) of any alterations or cancellations at least two weeks in advance.

Cancellations made two weeks or more in advance will receive a full refund of the deposit. Please contact the Assistant Director of Virtual Programs if you need to change the date or time of your program.

No contact and/or multiple 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

Kevin D. Impellizeri

Program Details


Pre-Activity #1: Instructor breaks the class into small groups of no more than 5 students per group. Each group receives three randomly dealt Board Game Cards and a Flash Card with the letters A, B, C, and D printed on them to correspond with multiple choice responses.
Pre-Activity #2: Penn Museum educator walks students through the game rules.
Activity: Students play through the interactive board game, answering questions related to ancient Mesopotamia, uncovering relevant artifacts in the Penn Museum collection, and learning "Fast Facts" about ancient Mesopotamia.
Post-Activity: Penn Museum educator awards bonus points to teams for different achievements, such as uncovering the most artifacts and correctly answering the most questions, then awards a winner.


Asses students' knowledge of concepts related to ancient Mesopotamian societies.
Encourage close looking through artifact-based instruction.