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Penn Museum

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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
history.

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

Honorable Mention

2013-2014

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Penn Museum

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Can You Match That Tech?

Do you know what types of ancient technology we still use today? Solve riddles by looking closely at Penn Museum artifacts. Uncover the tools and techniques used by ancient engineers and craftspeople to create these artifacts. This...

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Can You Match That X-Ray?

Do you have the eye to preserve archaeological discoveries? Learn how scientists use technology and observation to reveal what lies under the wrappings of mummies! Then test your skills with a matching game that requires visitors closely study x...

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Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Embark on a virtual tour of a lavish Roman homeand pick 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...

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Dating with Style: China’s Material Culture

Students learn how archeologists use style analysis to identify when an artifact was made. Students take a close look at three distinct dynasties from ancient China and learn about the artistic styles that represent each period. Then they...

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Global Voyagers: Destination Egypt!

Join the crew for a digital journey to Egypt! Examine art of the pharaohs to decipher their ancient codes of communication. Discover what mummified Egyptians don’t take with them to the afterlife. Hear an ancient story that explains why the...

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Greek Myths in Painting

Investigate a series of painted vessels to uncover stories about mythical gods and creatures from ancient Greece. Through interactive conversation with a Museum educator, you will explore the poses, symbols, materials, and artistic...

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Let's Talk Coins!

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. Students will then design their own coin...

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Making a Lasting Impression

Discover  what life was like in ancient Mesopotamia through the study of tiny stone artifacts that functioned as the earliest known signatures, with names and images that tell us about the identities of ancient people. Studentscreate their own...

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Mesopotamia: Journey to the City

Explore the ‘cradle of civilization’ through the examination of artifacts that reveal the earliest settlements, agricultural and writing systems to learn how ancient Mesopotamian societal practices gave rise to the world’s first cities, which...

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Objects of Protection: Incantation Bowls

Incantation bowls were made in the Middle East roughly 1,500 years ago and were used to protect people from evil. The designs and text were meant to confuse and trap evil spirits. Join Museum educators to learn how they were used, then...

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Preparing for Eternity: Egyptian False Doors

Explore hieroglyphs, tomb offerings, and false doors—ancient Egyptian passageways between the worlds of the living and the dead. Learners then create their own false doors by drawing hieroglyphs, ancient Egyptian art motifs, and the things they’d...

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Preserving the Past

Investigate the science of deterioration and preservation by walking through the real conservation treatment of a Penn Museum artifact. Students practice the basics of conservation to simulatehow the Museum cares for and learns from ancient...

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The Magical World of Ancient Egypt: Wands, Bricks, and Babies

Discover how magic was used as medicine and protection by investigating artifacts from the Penn Museum collection. Learn how ancient Egyptians used magic wands and specially crafted bricks to protect babies from birth through their first...

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Weaving Memories with Wampum

How do you remember important events in your family or community? Wampum belts are used by the Lenape and other Indigenous people of the Eastern Woodlands to record important events, forge relationships, and share stories. White and purple...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Outreach Program Manager   outreach@pennmuseum.org
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
2158988706
United States

http://www.penn.museum

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Penn Museum cover:

Community Building
Creating a School/Community Partnership (Vista)
Service Learning
Art
Culture
Social Studies/History
Career Education
Mathematics
Professional Development
Sciences
Reading
Curriculum
Standards

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"I really appreciated the preparation that clearly went into the videoconference. The students received an interesting insight into the ancient world and the docents' enthusiasm for ancient artifacts and history was quite inspiring for my class to see!" -E. Brazier, Abbotsleigh School, New South Wales, Australia


 "I loved the program. It really appeals to the various units I touch upon in the first two years of Latin. The docents are fun--they know their material and make many attempts to engage the students in interaction." -B. Thorpe-Nelson, High Technology High School, New Jersey