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The Roam From Home are FREE live interactive programs for adults that are held in collaboration with CILC and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum).

 
                                                                    

The Roam from Home programs have been generously underwritten by the University of Pennsylvania

Open to all, the Penn 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.

"I have watched 3 of these and hope you can continue all summer. I stay home as the governor requests and these are a highlight to my day!" - Vine LifeLong Learner Participant 


   today to help CILC continue to provide FREE programming to students, teachers, families and LifeLong Learners. 
 
 
 

Global Voyagers: Expedition to Indigenous North America

by Penn Museum

Join the crew for a digital journey around the continent of North America! See some of the oldest artifacts, made by first inhabitants of the Americas. Hear stories passed down from hundreds of generations of Native Americans about the nature of our world. You and your fellow voyagers will encounter artifacts from many different Native American tribes.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

11:00 AM ET


Knowledge that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand: Analyzing 5,000-Year-Old Seeds

by Penn Museum

Embark on a journey of discovery and knowledge 5,000 years in the making! Join this interactive presentation by Paul Verhelst, Ph.D. candidate and Instructional Support Assistant in the Penn Museum's Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), to look at the ways science and archaeology come together to answer important questions about how people lived in the past. Together, we will investigate how small seeds from the archaeological settlement of Ras an-Numayra, Jordan, can tell us about what the residents grew and ate as well as learn about the possible agricultural struggles the residents of this settlement faced while creating a specialized crop economy in a growing urban center.

Monday, November 9, 2020

1:00 PM ET


Museum Insider: Gabriel Jermain Vanlandingham-Dunn

by Penn Museum

What makes a museum work? Ever pondered a museum career? Now’s your chance to meet a museum expert. This month, learn from our Gabriel Jermaine Vanlandingham-Dunn, School Visit Coordinator at the Penn Museum. He will discuss his work and how the Museum works with schools to deliver programs on-site and virtually to suit the needs of the students.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

10 AM ET


Global Voyager: Around the World

by Penn Museum

Join the crew for a digital journey around the world! Discover amazing artifacts left behind by great queens and kings. Move from the trade routes of the Silk Road to the pueblos of North America. Your fellow teammates will help you pass some challenges along the way!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

11:00 AM ET


Rebuilding New Life: Photo Memories of Iraq

by Penn Museum

If you had to choose only 10 items you can fit in your backpack to leave home for a new country, what would you bring? What do you choose to leave? Will you make a choice based on your personal values or based on necessity for survival? In this session, Yaroub Al-Obaidi, a designer, shares his long journey traveling from Iraq, through Syria, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and finally to Philadelphia. He "visits" each point of his journey with a set of items that he packed for his departure to a new land. Describing the memories, challenges, and hopes he had at each transition, Yaroub explains the contexts of global conflicts and refugee issues, and highlights what life is like for refugees in different parts of the world. Dialogues prompted by Yaroub’s vivid photographs encourage students to think about the complex issues of international affairs in a very personal way. Recommended Materials: Blank Paper, pen/pencil/colored writing utensils

Monday, December 7, 2020

1:00 PM ET


Museum Insider: Laura Hicklin

by Penn Museum

What makes a museum work? Ever pondered a museum career? Now’s your chance to meet a museum expert. This month,learn from Laura Hicklin, Graphic Designer for Exhibitions atthePenn Museum. Laura will discuss the role of a graphic designer in the exhibitions process and talk about some of her work on upcoming exhibitions at the Museum.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

10 AM ET