Virtual Activity

Live from History - French language courses

60 min.
One class with a maximum of 30 people
Live from History - French language courses
Photo: Pointe-à-Callière

Have Pointe-à-Callière and its guides join you remotely in the classroom! With our virtual guided tours for schools, your class can deepen their knowledge of history and discover archaeological remains as though your students were at the Museum itself, all while developing their French skills!

This educational activity will describe the first occupants of the St. Lawrence Valley and their relations with the Europeans. Your students will explore the Indigenous nations’ ways of life (nomadic and sedentary) and visit the remains of Fort Ville-Marie to learn about Montréal founders Jeanne-Mance and De Maisonneuve and their motivations for founding the city. This activity designed for groups learning French as a second language is a unique opportunity for students to discover the history of their new city while getting to know new vocabulary.

Through a virtual tour designed for school groups and led by one of our qualified guides, this hybrid educational activity will first take you on a remote discovery of Pointe-à-Callière and the history of the archaeological site of Montréal’s birthplace. Your students will also get a tour of the Museum’s Where Montréal Began exhibition. This part of the activity is offered in French with subtitles in either French or English (as required).

After the virtual tour, our guide will stay online for an interactive activity to help you and your class dive further into the content of the virtual tour and go over the new vocabulary. Your students can ask questions and interact with our guide in real time as they share their personal stories and participate in our collective history.

A Museum guide will be there to answer your students’ questions throughout this activity, which is based on dialogue, observation and discovery.

How it works

This activity takes place over Microsoft Teams. When you make your reservation, you will receive a personalized link so that you can log on at the scheduled date and time and connect with our guide, who will welcome 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)

Educational competencies

The workshop activities are in line with the goals of the government’s educational program and will help students develop specific competencies.

In Québec

  • Communicate orally in French
  • Know the culture of your milieu
  • Discover the history and common values of Quebec society
  • Become familiar with Quebec’s geographical, historical, cultural and social characteristics

Information and booking

Tell us about your needs

Please fill out our online form and we will contact you shortly to complete your reservation.

For any assistance :
514 872-9127

Schedule and rates

Available from February 1st, 2021
Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$200 including taxes (fixed rate for one class with a maximum of 30 people)


You will receive confirmation of your reservation by email. Please sign and return the confirmation to the Museum by email within five (5) days of receiving it.


If you cancel fewer than ten (10) days before the reserved date, you will be charged 30% of the activity fee.


The total amount is payable ten (10) days after your presentation. Please make your cheque out to Pointe-à-Callière.