Elementary School (2nd and 3rd cycle)


Our educational activities

Each activity includes a visit to the exhibition and a workshop where students make souvenirs linked to the theme. The activity Defending New France also includes an outdoor activity in the natural setting of St. Helen's Island.


 CROSSING THE OCEAN ABOARD THE KING'S SHIP
In the 17th and 18th centuries, French settlers ventured out to 
sea hoping to find better living conditions. During this active, entertaining visit, students imagine the great crossing to New France. The navigational instruments as well as the giant model of a three-masted ship in the History and Memory exhibition take students into the daily lives of sailors. In the workshop, they emulate the sailors and overcome a series of 4 challenges. They also make a keychain out of sailors’ knots.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost per student (taxes included): $7,50
  
 THE IROQUOIANS BETWEEN 1500 AND 1745
The Iroquoians experienced major changes in their territory and way of life following the establishment of the French in northeastern America. Students learn how to decode these transformations by observing authentic artefacts and handling reproductions that reflect European influences. During a workshop, they make a clay pot inspired by an Iroquoian technique.
Duration: 2 hours
Cost per student (taxes included): $7,50

 DEFENDING NEW FRANCE 
This activity helps students understand the historical context, issues, key figures and consequences of the Conquest. Inside the Museum, students begin by observing artefacts related to the period and handling reproductions. This is followed by a workshop devoted to making a cartridge in the manner of 18th-century soldiers. Dressed as soldiers and equipped with wooden rifles, the children simulate a rank and file battle outdoors. If weather conditions do not permit the outdoor activity, it will be substituted by an indoor activity.

Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Cost per student (taxes included): $9,00

LOYALISTS AND PATRIOTS
NEW
By visiting the History and Memory exhibition, observing artefacts and handling reproductions, student interpret changes that took place in Canadian society from 1745 to 1820. They discover the traces of the Loyalists and Patriots in contemporary Quebec society, where Anglophones and Francophones continue to coexist today. During a role-playing game in a workshop, students interpret certain critical events of this historical period adopting the different perspectives of one group or the other. 

Duration: 2 hours
Cost per student (taxes included): $7,50

These activities may be combined for a full day at the Stewart Museum.
 


THE MUSEUM AT SCHOOL!
We can bring educational activities to your school with outreach versions of Crossing the ocean aboard the king’s ship and The Iroquoians between 1500 and 1745.

You can find out more about the Museum at School project by sending an email to edureservation@mccord-stewart.ca or by calling: 514 861-6701, ext. 2234.