Unpacking the Past

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A partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), and Mastery Charter Schools

Unpacking the Past is a FREE three-year program that connects 7th grade classrooms studying ancient Egypt or Rome in the School District of Philadelphia, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Charter Schools, and Mastery Charter Schools and with the world-renowned collections and teaching resources of the Penn Museum. Unpacking the Past takes a comprehensive approach to ensure that the experiences of both the students and the teachers are academically enriching and connected to the School District’s Scope and Sequence, Common Core curriculum, and 21st Century Skills.

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Guided Tours

We provide guided gallery tours for an enhanced museum experience to a wide range of groups, from kindergarten classes to retirement communities. On average, our 60 highly trained volunteer docents lead over 25,000 people through our galleries.

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Classroom Workshops

Enjoy our archaeology and anthropology workshops in our new classroom! In our Classroom Workshops students will experience a hands-on and minds-on array of interactive, thought provoking activities that will complement and strengthen your museum visit.

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Distance Learning

Bring the Penn Museum right to your classroom with an interactive video conference! Supplement textbook study by examining the material culture of ancient as well as living people. Identify and describe the cultural aspects of specific groups, comparing and contrasting them to your students’ own experience.

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International Classroom

Winner of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education’s 2013 Bringing the World to Pennsylvania: K-16 Collaboration Award

International Classroom is a innovative and creative program of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's Education Department. Our mission is to engage students while promoting intercultural understanding between residents of the Delaware Valley area and people from around the world.

Learn more about our 45th Annual International Student Reception.

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Loan Box Program

We are preparing to unveil our new Loan Box program with updated offerings and exciting new classroom activities. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the Learning Programs Department.

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Professional Development

Increase content knowledge, discover new resources, and swap stories when you attend professional development opportunities at Penn Museum.

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Commonwealth Lecture Program

The Commonwealth Lecture Program's mission is to make the resources of the Museum available throughout the public library system, senior communities, youth centers, and other community providers in the State of Pennsylvania. Anthropologists and archaeologists offer talks on a variety of subjects for audiences, both children and adults. 

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