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The Canadian Museum of History proposes a wide range of school programs that encourage students to deepen their understanding of the people, places and events that have shaped Canada. The Museum features a number of permanent and special exhibitions, and is home to the Canadian Children’s Museum and CINÉ+.

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Program Overview

The Canadian Museum of History proposes a wide range of school programs that encourage students to deepen their understanding of the people, places and events that have shaped Canada. The Museum features a number of permanent and special exhibitions, and is home to the Canadian Children’s Museum and CINÉ+.

The Canadian Museum of History offers meaningful learning experiences designed to support teachers in providing exceptional history education. Based on the principles of critical thinking, these programs provide access to material history, problem-solving activities and creative opportunities for students to communicate their findings. Museums share history through the stories they tell, and these programs aim at ensuring that your students come away with a greater understanding of the human stories behind historical events.

Our four programming formats offer you and your students a wide range of learning experiences in a variety of environments. Each of these programming formats — described below — emphasizes core competencies such as teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and accommodates visual, kinesthetic and auditory learning styles.

Workshops

These 45-minute hands-on sessions are held in one of the Museum’s ateliers, where students investigate a “big idea” using primary and secondary sources (archival images, replica artifacts and living history collections).

In-Gallery Explorations

In these 45-minute facilitated gallery visits, students examine a specific question related to the main message of the gallery you’ve chosen, using replica artifacts, props and activity cards.

Gallery Activity Sheets

Students explore the Museum galleries using printed tools.

Guided Tour

Students are taken on an engaging 45-minute guided tour throughout the Museum.

Canadian Children’s Museum

Based on the concept of learning through play, these multisensory, interactive programs promote students’ awareness of themselves and others. In the exciting and colourful international environment of the Canadian Children’s Museum, children explore how people live, work and interact in communities around the world.

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