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Virtual Passport Day


Friday, May 21, 2021 |
11:00AM - 2:00PM ET

This is a virtual event.
Pottery camel figurines.


Virtual Event - Penn Museum


Part of the Virtual Passport Days Series

Let us do the planning as you take a virtual trip through time and across continents. Learn more about ancient and world cultures through live virtual interactive workshops and hands-on making activities. This special event series is open to all home learners, pods, K-12 students, and K-12 classrooms.

Discover the amazing cultural traditions and artwork found across the Asian continent. We’ll show you one way that archaeologists date artifacts from ancient China and see if you can match the artifact with its dynasty. Jump over to South Asia to practice Mehendi designs and learn more about its use as body art.

11:00 am Making Morning: Mehendi Designs
12:00 pm Explore digital resources in Virtual Classroom (PDF)
1:00 pm Anthro Afternoon: Dating with Style: China's Material Culture

$3 Student | $50 Class (up to 30 Students) | Free Teachers

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Each Virtual Passport theme day includes two 45-minute live virtual sessions scheduled at 11:00 am and 1:00 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 you have “traveled” during each session.

Programs will be held in a webinar format that offers an easy one-click connection to share in your classroom or with your learners joining remotely. Upon registration, we will provide more information about how to connect on this platform, which you can share with your technology team. Reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions!

Part of the Virtual Passport Days Series