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Virtual Passport Day

Mesopotamia

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

This is a virtual event.
A seal impression from a Babylonian cylinder seal.

Location

Virtual Event - Penn Museum

Category

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 what life was like in ancient Mesopotamia through the study of cylinder seals. Design your own seal with symbols and images that have a special meaning to you. Learn more about the power of incantation bowls and their ability to confuse and trap evil spirits.

Schedule
11:00 am Making Morning: Incantation Bowls
12:00 pm Explore digital resources in Virtual Classroom (PDF)
1:00 pm Anthro Afternoon: Making a Lasting Impression: Cylinder Seals

$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