Secondary

THE HIDDEN SIDE OF HISTORY

The history of Quebec is told differently during this unusual tour. The class is divided into two groups that follow different paths through the History and Memory exhibition. Using the primary sources of the Museum’s collection, the guides reveal new facts by adopting, in turn, the viewpoints of French colonists, British soldiers and First Peoples. In a quiz at the end, the students compare the various points of view adopted during the tour and become familiar with historical thinking.

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 (taxes included): $8

THE FORT ON ST. HELEN’S ISLAND

Outside visit
With your students, this outdoor guided tour of the largest military site in Montreal reveals some key facts about the functioning of the British Army in the 19th century. The tour ends with a musket-firing demonstration, always very popular with visitors.

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

 

INTERNMENT CAMP S/43: A VIOLATION OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS?


Between 1940 and 1943, the Fort of St.Helen’s Island, which is today the site of the Stewart Museum, was an internment camp for 400 Italian merchant seamen and civils held as prisoners of war. This guided tour of the historic buildings includes archival documents and the testimony of a former internee. It is followed by an immersive role-playing game during which students experience the living conditions of the internees. Together they reflect on the denial of civil liberties in times of war and draw links with contemporary situations.

Duration: 1 hour 
Cost per student (taxes included): $12