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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Weaving with Recycled Materials

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Friday, Apr. 19, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

Free to Registered Guests

A 3/4 finished woven tapestry.

Log on for these FREE live learning sessions every Friday. Perfect for kids in grades K–6 to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects to do at home.

Hosted in collaboration with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration’s Community of Learning.

The process of weaving allows people to take thin pieces of thread, yarn, or plant material and turn it into strong cloth and baskets. It is a simple yet sophisticated technology that developed independently in cultures all over the world. In honor of Earth Day, students will join Penn Museum educators to learn more about weaving techniques from around the world and then try some paper weaving of their own.

Recommended materials: Two blank sheets of paper (preferably colored paper), scissors, and a ruler.


Upcoming Sessions

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