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Virtual Learning

A virtual lesson brings the world into your classroom

A virtual learning session.

No matter where you are in the world, your class can connect to the Penn Museum.

Interact live with a Museum educator as you are guided through a virtual learning experience that highlights parts of our collections through conversations, object analysis, and making activities. Our Virtual Programs are easily adjusted to fit learning levels of any group from pre-K to adult learners.

Our virtual programs cater to a wide array of learning levels and cover a diverse variety of subjects. They are also designed to help fulfill U.S. national education standards, such as Common Core, World History Content Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards, and engage in skills such as close looking, cross-disciplinary thinking, and media literacy.

No special equipment or extra downloads

Connect via any digital platform, or we also offer secure virtual spaces with one-click connect with most internet-supported hardware, such as video conferencing systems, laptop, and mobile devices. After you schedule your program, our staff will be there to offer technical support.

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Section of a stela showing an Egyptian Pharaoh.

Best for Grades 6–12

The pharaohs were important political, spiritual, and military leaders in ancient Egypt. In this lesson, students will learn about the role of the pharaoh in ancient Egyptian society and their relationship to their gods. Along the way, students will learn how to decipher hieroglyphs and identify ancient artifacts connected to Egyptian royalty.

Best for Grades 3–8

What did the inside of an ancient Egyptian tomb look like? What did people take with them into the afterlife? In this lesson, students will learn about hieroglyphs, tomb offerings, and false doors (ancient Egyptian passageways between the worlds of the living and the dead) and gain insights into the ways ancient Egyptians viewed the afterlife. Students will then create their own false doors. Materials recommended: Paper and writing utensils.

Award-winning virtual programs

2021-2022 CILC Pinnacle Award.

Penn Museum recognized for 5th consecutive year

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) recognizes content providers who receive the highest ratings in evaluations by educators and activity coordinators for delivering programs with high educational value that actively involve learners at their level and are professionally delivered via videoconferencing technologies.

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