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The Ancient Olympic Games

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Friday, Aug. 2, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

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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.

Join the Penn Museum as we celebrate the 2024 Summer Olympics by looking back at the ancient Olympic Games. The earliest Olympic Games date to 776 BCE as a celebration of the ancient Greek god Zeus. Students will learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the kinds of competitions hosted at the Games, and the ways the ancient Greeks commemorated the Games in their artifacts. Students will then design their own Greek vase depicting their own epic contest.

Recommended materials: Blank sheet of paper, a writing utensil, and coloring materials.


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