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Title I Schools

The Penn Museum is committed to supporting students and teachers across the globe in their studies of human culture and history. Please visit the links below to find free and low-cost options for your grade level!

Students admiring the crystal ball.

Unpacking the Past

For 6th-7th Grade

The Penn Museum is thrilled to offer free program packages to 6th and 7th grade classes in Philadelphia Title I schools through Unpacking the Past. Teachers may request virtual or on-site experiences focusing on a variety of cultures represented in Museum galleries.

Screenshot showing a virtual international classroom session titled the China Challenge.

International Classroom Speakers

For 3rd-12th Grade

The Penn Museum is excited to offer free virtual International Classroom programs to 3rd – 12th grade classes in Title I schools. Speakers are international educators or Museum-affiliated archaeologists who provide opportunities for global learning and intercultural conversation. Depending on speakers’ availability, sponsored on-site programming is also available.

A monumental statue of the Buddha in the background of a Buddhist temple.

World Cultures Day

For 9th-12th Grade

This free one-day virtual event presented by Penn Middle East Center, Penn South Asia Center, and Penn Museum provides high school students with an opportunity to nurture interest in global studies and gain a better understanding of diversity around the world. Students will hear from a keynote speaker, virtually tour Penn Museum exhibitions, interact with International Classroom educators, and receive access to a breadth of cultural resources.
Applications are due by March 15, 2022


Programs & Resources for All Title I Schools

PreK-5th Grade

A young child participating in a virtual lesson.

At-Home Anthro LIVE

This free weekly virtual program is geared towards an elementary school audience. Join us at 1 pm every Tuesday for a 45-minute lesson that digs deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects students can try in the classroom or at home.

A world map covered in passport stamps.

Virtual Passport Days

Choose from three Virtual Passport Days on select Fridays in Fall 2021. These low-cost ($50 per class) experiences include two 45-minute live virtual sessions scheduled at 11 am and 1 pm. Registrants also gain access to a virtual classroom space full of digital activities, videos, and articles to further explore the theme throughout the day. Each student will receive a Virtual Passport worksheet to keep track of where they have “traveled” during each session.

Families doing activities together.

Hands-On Activities

Browse activities designed for K-12 students and their families. Organized by theme, these resources include coloring sheets, word puzzles, art activities, kid-friendly articles, and more!


6th Grade & Up

A collection of artifacts from the museum.

Digital Daily Dig Videos

Our archive of 3-minute Digital Daily Dig videos provide deeper insights into artifacts, caretaking practices, and more. Narrated by archaeologists, anthropologists, scientists, conservators, archivists, and other Museum specialists, these short videos are organized by geographic area to help you find exactly what you are looking for to enhance your curriculum. A selection of Digital Daily Digs are offered in Arabic, Spanish, and French!

An ancient Egyptian model of a boat with people rowing.

Live Global Voyagers Tours

The first Tuesday of each month, the Museum broadcasts a free live program exploring a different gallery. These virtual tours are highly interactive, with built-in polls and quizzes to keep you guessing until the very end.

a global guide tour guide giving a tour and showing an artifact.

Virtual Global Guide Tours

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides program, Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world share historical information about the artifacts on display along with personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin. Free Virtual Global Guide Tours are offered every Friday from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Bull-headed Lyre

Virtual Guided Tours

For each gallery at the Museum, you can find a series of 8-minute pre-recorded videos. Tour presentations are narrated by Penn Ph.D. or master’s students working in the fields of archeology and anthropology. Follow along as they virtually lead you through the galleries to explore objects on display and in storage. Select tours are available in Mandarin and Spanish.


Contact

215.898.4033