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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Way, Way Back to School: The History of Learning

Live Online

Friday, Sep. 1, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

Free to Registered Guests

Closeup of an old schoolbook

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

Join these 45-minute sessions—perfect for kids in elementary to middle school—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

Learning is a key part of the human experience. Whether in formal classrooms, or while experiencing daily activities, our brains are constantly taking in new information. As students prepare to get back to school, join us as we explore the many ways ancient children learned about the world around them. Students will then learn an ancient writing activity.

Recommended Materials: Sheet of paper and a writing utensil.

Upcoming Sessions

April 26 Indigenous Games Register
May 3 Hanafuda: Japanese Flower Cards Register
May 10 The Ziggurat at Ur: Design Your Own City Register
May 17 Maya Masks Register
May 24 Ancient Superheroes Register
May 31 Where in the World? Register
June 7 Five-Field Kono: Make and Play a Korean Strategy Game Register
June 14 Pets in Archaeology Register
June 21 The Mighty Mesoamerican Metropolis Register
June 28 Cartouches Register
July 12 Scarabs in Ancient Egypt Register
July 19 Roman Mosaics Register
July 26 Legendary Heroes From Around the World Register
August 2 The Ancient Olympic Games Register
August 9 Indigenous Games Register
August 16 Legendary Monsters Register
August 23 Where in the World? Register
August 30 Think Like an Archaeologist! Register