What is it made of? Was it manufactured? How was it manufactured? What type of climate does it come from? Is it still in use today? This challenging ""hands-on"" program uses actual artifacts to introduce students to the study of world cultures. This program is based on ""What in the World?"", the popular television quiz show that originated from the University Museum in the 1950s and begins with a short clip from the original show. Students will be asked not only to identify artifacts, but also to identify the steps they took to reach their conclusions. Afterwards, material about the specific cultural areas with pictures with the artifacts in context will be presented and discussed. Students will be asked to examine the type of information that can be learned through deductive reasoning and compare it to information gained through expertise and experience.
This event is free and open to the public. Contact Tegen Conner at the Blue Bell Branch of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library for more information.
The Outreach lecture Program is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Please visit our Commonwealth Lecture Program page for more information."