Elementary School (2nd and 3rd cycle)

CROSSING THE OCEAN ABOARD THE KING’S SHIP (2nd and 3rd cycle)


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.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost per student (taxes included): $8

A DELIGHTFUL STROLL THROUGH PARIS

The exhibition Paris on Display invites students to explore the boutiques of 18th century Paris in an intimate atmosphere. Thanks to effects that modify one’s sensory perceptions, students discover new ways of seeing fabulous artefacts made by the City of Light’s most experienced craftsmen. In addition, a virtual reality experience transports visitors to the 18th-century streets of Paris around the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Duration: 90 minutes
Cost per student (taxe included): $8

DEFENDING NEW FRANCE (2nd and 3rd cycle)


Visit, workshop and immersive roleplay
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): $12

Internment Camp S/43 – New: includes escape game!

Visit, escape game and debate
Introduce your students to a little-known episode in Montreal’s history that dates back to World War II. From 1940 to 1943, the Fort on St. Helen’s Island became a detention centre for 400 Italian merchant seamen and civilians held as prisoners of war. Their living conditions are revealed during a guided tour of the buildings that features archival documents and testimonials from former detainees. Following the tour, students find themselves enclosed in one of the rooms of Camp S/43, and their challenge is to escape by following clues and finding keys and a tunnel map. At the end of the activity, they take part in a group discussion on the deprivation of liberty in times of war and draw similarities with today’s world.


DURATION AND PRICE:
Visit, escape game and debate: 2 hours - $12 per student
Visit and debate: 1 hour and a half - $8 per student


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