Distance Learning

A Distance Learning program from Pennsbury Manor is a great way to bring history to your students without leaving the classroom! Whether you are too far away to make the journey or want to enhance your onsite visit with a follow-up lesson, a Distance Learning lesson could be the perfect fit for you. This program requires a strong internet connection and access to Skype, Google Hangout, or Facetime. For more information or to book your Distance Learning program, please call our Education Program Coordinator at 215-946-0400. Please allow two weeks notice to book your program.


The Voyage of the Submission

In this program, students assume the identity of an actual crew member or passenger on board the Submission, which set sail for Pennsylvania in 1682.  Students learn what happened before, during, and after the voyage, as well as explore the broader issue of immigration to the American colonies.
Grade level- recommended for grades 4-12
Program length- 45-60 minutes depending upon teacher preference
Cost is $100.00 for up to 50 students. Additional students are $1.00 per student.


Slavery in Pennsylvania: The Request

William Penn was here by choice. Others were not. The backdrop for this program is a rather ordinary task – doing the laundry at Pennsbury Manor.  As students learn how to do laundry in the 17th century style, they reenact the true story of Jack, an African American slave owned by William Penn, and Parthenia, Jack’s enslaved wife.  As their story unfolds, the institution of slavery as it existed in colonial Pennsylvania is explored.
Grade level– recommended for grades 4-12
Program length– 45-60 minutes depending upon teacher preference
Cost is $100.00 for up to 50 students. Additional students are $1.00 per student.