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 our temporary A Railroad to Dreams exhibition as though your students were at the Museum itself!
For this educational activity, hop on the tracks to learn all about the rail industry’s important role in the development of Canada and Montreal. First, your students will explore the history and evolution of model trains, from home-sized replicas to their roles on the big screen, and the passion they evoke in young and old alike. Your students will then learn how the major rail companies helped explore Canada from coast to coast.
This exhibition also shows the contribution of trains to our collective history and the history of the Canadian railway, which is inextricably tied to the development of Canada and Montreal, a city that played a major role in this industry’s emergence.
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’s A Railroad to Dreams temporary exhibition and then through the history of the railway in Canada.
Our guide will stay online for an interactive activity to help you and your class dive further into the content of the virtual tour. The guide will then recap the key moments of this industry and era and have a Q&A period during this activity 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.