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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

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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.

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