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Virtual Passport Day

Adornment & Fashion Through the Ages

Friday, June 10, 2022 |
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET

This is a virtual event.
A pair of colorfully beaded moccasins.


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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. Virtual Passport Days are open to all home learners, pods, K-12 students, and K-12 classrooms.

Let’s travel from East to West as we learn more about adornment and fashion through the ages! Our first stop is ancient China, where we will look closely at the animals, colors, and symbols on embroidered squares called Buzi, worn by important people during the Qing dynasty. Get inspired to create your own unique design! Then learn about the specific materials and making process of traditional moccasins belonging to members of First Nations of North America. Look closely at images of this style of footwear to strengthen your understanding of the meanings woven into their designs. Continue your learning experience by exploring the digital resources in our virtual classroom space, before or after the program.

11:00 am Making Morning: Make a Mandarin Square (Buzi)
12:00 pm Virtual Classroom: Explore digital resources (PDF)
1:00 pm Anthro Afternoon: Step-by-Step: Meaning and Making of Moccasins

$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!

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