African American Museum in Philadelphia

Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture on a tour through the historic Diaspora at the African American Museum in Philadelphia by way of artifacts, photos, sculptures and much more. Tours provide students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers with an overview of the museum’s exhibits and collections, including Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876, which features an interactive timeline, multimedia, and installments. The Learning through the Arts programs hold workshops featuring storytelling, living history, performing arts, and more.

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School

Learning Through the Arts at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) allows students to learn about African American history and culture with a diverse roster of workshops. Students can learn about hip-hop music, its influence, and it’s relation to traditional African American genres in Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology. Younger school groups will enjoy storytelling, puppet shows, folk music, and more in the Mlanjeni Magical Theatre. Students can also see historical reenactments featuring important African American figures such as Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Frederick Douglass, and many more. Other workshops allow students to learn about African drums, dance, and many other topics.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Art.

topics covered:
African American history, diaspora, emigration, historical figures, Colonial America, Civil Rights, culture, music, dance, performing arts, theater, acting, drama, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 215-574-0380 ext. 225

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: LD, PD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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African American Museum in Philadelphia

Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture on a tour through the historic Diaspora at the African American Museum in Philadelphia by way of artifacts, photos, sculptures and much more. Tours provide students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers with an overview of the museum’s exhibits and collections, including Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876, which features an interactive timeline, multimedia, and installments. The Learning through the Arts programs hold workshops featuring storytelling, living history, performing arts, and more.

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Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on American Heritage, Music, and Theater badges on field trips to the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). In addition to touring the museum, scouts can participate in workshop activities that explore African American culture such as African Dance, Drum Circle, and Mlanjeni Magical Theatre performances in the African theater style Mungamano. Scouts will also have opportunities to learn about important figures in African American history through reenactments focusing on colonial times and the Civil Rights Movement.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Performing Arts.

topics covered:
African American history, diaspora, emigration, historical figures, Colonial America, Civil Rights, heritage, music, dance, visual arts, theater, acting, drama.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 215-574-0380 ext. 225

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: LD, PD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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African American Museum in Philadelphia

Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture on a tour through the historic Diaspora at the African American Museum in Philadelphia by way of artifacts, photos, sculptures and much more. Tours provide students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers with an overview of the museum’s exhibits and collections, including Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876, which features an interactive timeline, multimedia, and installments. The Learning through the Arts programs hold workshops featuring storytelling, living history, performing arts, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a blast as they learn about the African diaspora and African American culture at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). Tours can be combined with one of the many workshops offered by the museum. Workshop activities allow campers to explore African dance, learn drum skills, listen to folktales, and more. Campers will love performances in the Mlanjeni Magical Theatre, which take on the form of traditional African theatre style Mungamano. For a living history experience, be sure to catch an interactive historical reenactment featuring African American historical figures.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 215-574-0380 ext. 225

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: LD, PD.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

View Lesson Plan>>

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture on a tour through the historic Diaspora at the African American Museum in Philadelphia by way of artifacts, photos, sculptures and much more. Tours provide students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers with an overview of the museum’s exhibits and collections, including Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876, which features an interactive timeline, multimedia, and installments. The Learning through the Arts programs hold workshops featuring storytelling, living history, performing arts, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Homeschool curricula on the African diaspora and African American culture come to life at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). After your field trip tour, homeschoolers are welcome to participate in workshops that involve several opportunities to engage with different elements of African and African American culture. Young homeschoolers can engage with Mungamano, a traditional African theatre style that involves interactive storytelling, puppet shows, folk music performances, and more in the Mlanjeni Magical Theatre. Older students can participate in the Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology workshop to learn about the influences on the hip-hop genre and how they relate to genres that are part of traditional African American culture. Other workshops include activities such as learning African dance, watching reenactments featuring African American historic figures like Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and more.

topics covered:
Social studies, African American history, diaspora, emigration, historical figures, Colonial America, Civil Rights, heritage, music, dance, performing arts, visual arts, theater, acting, drama.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 215-574-0380 ext. 225

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 6:1, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Cost: Fee Accessible To: LD, PD

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

View Lesson Plan>>

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