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!
During this educational activity, discover the history of Montreal in the 19th century, a true golden age for the city! Your students will learn about the excitement and major changes at the time for Montreal’s urban planning, population, industrial development, and new sanitary infrastructure. They will get a concrete look at these changes as they tour some of the remains of Old Montreal, such as the Royal Insurance Building, the Old Custom House, and Montreal’s first collector sewer (the Memory Collector). This will help them understand Montreal’s major role as Canada’s metropolis in the 19th century.
With a virtual tour designed specifically for school groups and led by one of our qualified guides, this hybrid educational activity will first take your students on a remote visit of Pointe-à-Callière to learn about 19th-century history through our archaeological sites. They will get the chance to discover the Museum’s Building Montréal and Memory Collector exhibitions.
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 also get an up-close look at the Youville Pumping Station, where the guide will lead the activities. We will then look back at the key moments of that time and have a Q&A period.
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)
The workshop activities are in line with the goals of the government’s educational program and will help students develop specific competencies.