Bring the museum to your classroom, local library or recreation center. These fun and interactive presentations give children a chance to experience part of the museum collection at your location.

PLANNING YOUR OUTREACH
Off-site programs are available Tuesday through Thursday by reservation. Lessons are 60 minutes, recommended group size is 30 children.

COST
$100 for groups within 20 miles. Additional travel costs apply as follows: 21-50 miles away $50, 51-100 miles away $100, 101-150 miles away $150. Payment is due on the day of your program.

To schedule an outreach program for your group please contact the education department at 215-389-1776 or at education@americanswedish.org.

 

Kids Can Make a Difference: Building a Better Tomorrow,  1st-6th grades

Recommended for summer library outreach.

Did you know that more than 99% of Sweden’s waste is recycled or reused as a source of power?


This year in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Library Reading Theme, the American Swedish Historical Museum will help families explore ways Sweden is leading the way to “build a better world”. Children will learn about sustainable energy and environmentally conscious architecture.


The program includes an interactive introduction to the topic, hands-on activities such as building model-sized energy efficient homes, making pinwheels to demonstrate renewable energy, and creative opportunities to brainstorm how kids can “build a better world”!

This a one hour program, appropriate for up to 30 participants. Cost of the program is $100, additional travel fees apply for locations further than 20 miles from the Museum. Contact Lauren Burnham, lburnham@americanswedish.org for more info.

Swedish for all Seasons:  1st-6th grades

 

Explore the country of Sweden, “land of the midnight sun.” Find out how the changing seasons affect Swedish life while looking at beautiful photographs, dressing up in traditional costumes and creating a Dala horse craft – an icon of Swedish culture. This hands-on program will transport children across the world, without ever leaving your location.

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Growing up in Colonial New Sweden: 1st-6th grades

Enhance the study of early Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware history in this program focused on the 17th century Swedish colonists. Students will get a true sense of colonial life as they handle real animal pelts, use their senses to discover Native American herbal remedies in a matching game, and make butter to spread (and taste!) on Swedish crisp bread. This program includes a free copy of the children’s book Elin’s Amerika by Marguerite de Angeli.

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Set Sail with the Vikings: 1st-6th grades

Bring the Viking Age to your location. Examine Viking artifacts while learning about Longships, mythology and trade. Create your own Viking shield and jewelry, and learn how to play Viking chess (hnefatafl).

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Meet Pippi Longstocking: Preschool – 1st grade

Introduce children to the adventures of Sweden’s favorite storybook hero, Pippi Longstocking. In this fun and interactive program, children will act out Pippi’s antics by becoming “thing finders,” playing Pippi’s games, creating a Dala horse craft and tasting Pippi’s famous cookies – pepparkakor.

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