Have Pointe-à-Callière and its guides join you in the classroom! With our virtual guided tours for schools, your students can further their knowledge of history and explore remarkable archaeological remains and artifacts… It’s just like having the whole class at the Museum in person!
In this educational activity, students will explore the history of New France and learn about First Nations living on the territory in the 17th and 18th centuries, their ways of life, and the importance of trade and relations between these various groups. Through the presentation of archaeological remains, artifacts, and models of First Nations’ dwellings, students will find out how various Indigenous peoples lived on and used the territory.
With its hybrid format, this educational activity will first take you on a remote journey through Pointe-à-Callière—a virtual guided tour created especially for school groups and led by one of our qualified guides—during which you will explore the history of our archaeological sites. Your students will have an opportunity to see the Where Montréal Was Born exhibition and the remains of Fort Ville-Marie, The Great Peace of Montréal exhibition, and certain elements of the Crossroads Montréal exhibition. The activity also examines the arrival of the Europeans in the St. Lawrence Valley and their first contacts with Indigenous peoples, their relations and trade, and key events in the New France era, including the signing of The Great Peace of Montréal in 1701.
After the virtual tour, our guide will stay online with you for an interactive activity, giving your students a chance to further explore the content covered on the tour. Students will learn about various artifacts and the principles of archaeology, providing a better understanding of the past and addressing the notions of treaties, alliances, and trade between First Nations and Europeans.
One of our guides will be on hand throughout the activity to answer your students’ questions. The activity is focused on dialogue, observation, and discovery.
How it works
This activity takes place on Microsoft Teams. When you make your reservation, you will receive a personalized link so you can log on at the scheduled date and time and connect with our guide, who will host your group remotely.
You will need:
- 1 computer with an Internet connection (with activated speakers, microphone and webcam)
- 1 projector or screen (IWB or TV)
The workshop activities are in line with the goals of the government’s educational program and will help students develop specific competencies.