Virtual Activity
Elementary Cycle 2

Live from History - Elementary

50 min.
One class with a maximum of 24 people
Live from History - Elementary
Photo: Raphaël Thibodeau / 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 remarkable archaeological remains and artifacts as though your students were at the Museum itself!

This educational activity will describe the first occupants of the St. Lawrence Valley and their relations with the Europeans. Your students will explore the nomadic and sedentary lifestyles of the First Nations, get to know Montréal founders Jeanne-Mance and De Maisonneuve while visiting the remains of Fort Ville-Marie, and understand bartering and the fur trade between the First Nations and the French.

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.

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. Your group will then discover the different tools and materials of the First Nations and determine which ones were used by nomadic or sedentary groups. They will also learn about bartering and the objects traded between the First Nations and Europeans.

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

To get a better idea of what this activity will look like in your classroom, you can watch this Radio-Canda report who paid us a visit during one of our activity (in French only)

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

Geography, History and Citizenship Education

  • Societies studied:
    -Iroquoians, Algonquians circa 1350 and circa 1701
    -French society in New France in the 17th century

  • Read about how a society was organized in its territory:
    -Situate the society and its territory in space and time.
    -Make connections between characteristics of the society and the organization of its territory as well as the organization of French society in New France in the 17th century.
    -Define the influence of people or events on social and territorial organization.
    -Make connections of continuity with the present.

  • Interpret change in a society and in its territory:
    -Situate a society and its territory in space and at two points in time.
    -Recognize the main changes in the organization of a society and its territory.

  • Be open to the diversity of societies and their territories:
    -Perceive the main similarities and differences between societies and between territories.

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

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$200 including taxes (fixed rate for one class - maximum 24 people)
$10 per additionnal person (maximum of 30 extra 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.