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.
Distance Learning programs are video conferenced in a Museum gallery and include:
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
(for middle school students or adjusted for any age level)
What was it like to be a student in ancient Rome? How did they record their lessons?
Through this interactive gallery presentation, present-day students view and discuss artifacts that illustrate various aspects of daily life for the Romans. The discussion ranges from examining personal adornment and discovering the variety of materials used to make domestic utensils, to understanding the significance of the Emperor’s imprint on coins and public monuments.
*Distance Learning through video conferencing is a work in progress for the Penn Museum. We plan to develop additional programs in the future, however, due to technical challenges of our building, not all galleries are accessible at this time.
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