Experience the Penn Museum without leaving your classroom! Through the use of video conferencing technologies and outreach educators, we can bring educational opportunities directly into your school or community center. Classroom lessons can also be paired with Museum visits for deeper student engagement. Plan a Field Trip Download Our 2017-2018 Field Trip Planner Artifact Loan Box Virtual Programs International Classroom Come to the Museum on a field trip! All of our workshops, tours, programs and resources are designed to complement, enrich, and extend classroom learning. Check out the 2017-2018 Field Trip Planner


Enhance your classroom curriculum with incredible artifacts from our teaching collection. Artifact Loan Boxes focus on the daily life of ancient world cultures. These themed objects sets provide primary and secondary sources for classrooms and other educational settings – for up to a month! Through touching and studying replica artifacts, students foster deeper connections to other cultures. About the Program Artifact Loan Boxes are comprised of replica objects that come from the Penn Museum’s Teaching Collection. Artifacts can be handled without gloves and are appropriate for all ages and a variety of learning environments. These portable “object kits” can be shared among many classes for maximum educational impact. Artifact Loan Boxes are great for history and world cultures classes, but also can be used for library displays, and language and visual art courses (creative writing, drawing, 3-D scanning, design, etc.). These provide a great pre-visit or post-visit experience for students that visit the Penn Museum for tours and workshops. Borrow a box for up to a month! Artifact Loan Boxes feature: 8-10 touchable artifacts Classroom lesson plans, worksheets, and activities Penn Museum Gallery Guides Expedition magazine articles written by Penn experts SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: The following themes connect directly to our signature galleries. Africa African Continent Immerse students in the diverse array of cultures represented on the continent of Africa through carefully paired artifacts and related activities. Investigate musical instruments, ritual masks, wooden figures, and clothing that vary in material and design to discover the similarities and differences between African countries. Connects to: Africa Gallery, Imagine Africa exhibition, International Classroom programs Egypt Dive deeper into ancient Egyptian studies with an array of robust activities, articles, and visuals. Learn more about domestic life and society with objects related to writing, agriculture, and entertainment. Complement your studies in ancient mummification with select funerary artifacts. Connects to: Egypt Gallery, Mummy Makers Workshop, Egyptian False Doors Workshop, International Classroom programs Ancient World Classical World Get an inside look into the Classical world with artifacts from Etruscan, Greek, and Roman civilizations. Close study of coins, votive figures, and drinking vessels tell the story of these influential cultures. Connects to: Greek Gallery, Etruscan Italy Gallery, Rome Gallery, Digging Up Rome Interactive Workshop, Daily Life in Ancient Rome, International Classroom Programs Mesopotamia Bring the earliest civilization to life with Mesopotamian replica artifacts! Discover how these first cities, writing system, and mythologies evolved with close study of raw materials, cuneiform tablets, votive figures, and more.Connects to: China Gallery, Japan Gallery, International Classroom programs Asia Asian Continent Explore the vast continent of Asia with domestic artifacts and artworks from China, Japan, Thailand, and India. Reveal the thread linking the major cultural traditions in Asia through Buddhist artifacts, activities, and Penn Museum publications. China Explore the rich history of China through the examination of paper cutouts, currency, replica tomb figures, silk textiles, and more! Religious and scholastic artifacts encourage a deeper understanding of daily life in ancient China. India Analyze the deep cultural traditions of India with close analysis of musical instruments, embroidered textiles, and cosmetic artifacts. Religious figurines, artworks, and Diwali Lamps foster a deeper understanding of spiritual beliefs. Japan Porcelain painted vessels, along with a manuscript and tea set, provide insight into cultural traditions, past and present. Learn more about Japanese Buddhist practices through the association of Amid Buddha statue and Singing Bowl set. North America Native American Voices Authentic artifacts ranging from the Southwest to the Arctic describe diverse Native American tribes, past and present. Refer to the vocabulary list, maps, and lesson plans in the included Native American Voices Educator Guide to structure appropriate groups discussion and activities. Connects to: Native American Voices: The People Here and Now exhibition, International Classroom programs South America Mayan Civilization Spindles, looms, textiles, and jade ear flares reveal insight into the daily life of ancient Mayans. Examination of replica pendants, stela, and craved bones provides an opportunity to closely investigate ancient Mayan glyphs. Connects to: Mexico and Central America Gallery, Maya 2012 Educator Guide Mexico and Central America Study the rich cultural traditions of Mesoamerica, the birthplace of the Maya and Aztecs, with artifacts from common kitchen tools to replica stela that commemorate the power of ancient rulers. Connects to: Mexico and Central America Gallery, Maya 2012 Educator Guide Booking Information Age All Ages Length 30 Days (one month) Price $75 for one month loan Pick-Up Timing Monday to Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm. Teacher must pick up and return Loan Boxes When to Book Reservations must be finalized by the 10th of the month prior to your Loan Box loan month Plan a Field Trip Download Our 2017-2018 Field Trip Planner


Are you unable to visit the Museum? Not to worry, our Virtual Workshops make it possible to experience the Penn Museum without leaving your classroom! Through the use of video conferencing technologies, a museum educator beams into your class to provide a museum-themed lesson in real-time! “Students were able to use information they had learned in a different environment and context. It made the class material applicable and added depth to their knowledge and understanding.” Our virtual workshops are designed to involve students through inquiry, object analysis, hands-on activities, and demonstrations. This technology provides you with a unique opportunity to introduce, conclude, or supplement a visit to the Penn Museum! Plan a Field Trip Download Our 2017-2018 Field Trip Planner Virtual Workshop Offerings Virtual Programs are tied to the US national education standard in Common Core and engage key 21st century skills such as cross-disciplinary thinking and media literacy, as well as Global Competencies. Daily Life in Ancient Rome: (Grades: 5—9) Embark on a virtual tour of a lavish Roman home to learn how to speak and write the real Latin terms for each room. Students will look closely at classical artifacts that would have been used inside the house to better understand the day-to-day lives of Romans. Mummy Makers: (Grades: 5 – 9) Students will learn how and why ancient Egyptians mummified their dead by stepping into the role of apprentice to an ancient Egyptian embalmer! Using fabricated mummies, students will explore the artificial mummification process as they prepare Mr. Ulysses Penn for his journey to the afterlife. This workshop uses life-like mummies. Preserving the Past: (Grades: 6 – 10) Learn how we care for our ancient artifacts as students investigate the science behind deterioration and preservation by practicing the basics of conservation, viewing examples of conservation in the Museum’s collection and the incredible work of Penn Museum conservators. Virtual International Classroom Workshops: (Grades: 9-12) Bring real archaeologists or anthropologists into your classroom virtually to share their in-depth expertise and experiences in the field through visuals, objects, and interactive conversations. Choose from the programs listed below. Exploring the Classics through Artifacts Can You Dig It?: Archaeology of Ancient Egypt Home Sweet Home Teeth, Diet, and Evolution The Evidence of Human Evolution Gifts of the Gods *For detailed descriptions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak0112e83ce72e086e8173c42c80976c94').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0112e83ce72e086e8173c42c80976c94 = 'Outreach' + '@'; addy0112e83ce72e086e8173c42c80976c94 = addy0112e83ce72e086e8173c42c80976c94 + 'pennmuseum' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text0112e83ce72e086e8173c42c80976c94 = 'Outreach' + '@' + 'pennmuseum' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak0112e83ce72e086e8173c42c80976c94').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0112e83ce72e086e8173c42c80976c94+'';   Technology Requirements: Not to worry, we can connect with most classrooms without the need for special equipment! The Penn Museum now uses the Blue Jean Network as our dedicated bridge, which allows us to connect with most internet-supported hardware, such as video conferencing systems (H.323), laptop and desktop computers, and mobile devices. Plan Your Virtual Visit Please use our Plan Your Trip button to begin scheduling your Virtual Program with the Penn Museum. You will be contacted by our Outreach Programs Manager directly after your virtual request is submitted to discuss program details and to schedule a Test Call. Each 15 minute Test Call is scheduled one week prior to the program and is conducted to determine the integrity of the connection between the Penn Museum and participating school. Cost: (30 student per workshop) $125.00 for each Virtual Workshop $200.00 for each Virtual International Classroom Workshop offering Book more than one Virtual Workshop and you will receive 10% off on each additional program Based on Class Size: 1-30 students are recognized as one class 30-60 students are recognized as two classes 60-90 students are recognized as three classes   Awards For the second consecutive year in a row, the Penn Museum’s Virtual Programs and workshops, offered locally, nationally and internationally, have been honored with a Pinnacle Award from the Center of Interactive Learning and Collaborations (CILC). This prestigious award is based on program evaluation ratings from participating educators.  


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