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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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Teacher Resources

The website of the Canadian Museum of History offers online exhibitions, web modules, games and other activities to support teaching and learning across your curriculum.

These include pre- and post-visit activities, a program outline and detailed curriculum connections for each school program.

Teacher Overviews for programs offered in the Canadian Children’s Museum

Helping Hands: A Day in Our Neighbourhood
Baker, “Knead” a Hand?
Music Works!

Teacher Overviews for programs offered in the Canadian Museum of History

The People of New France: Forging Relationships, Changing Landscapes
Daily Life in the Ottawa Valley
An Ancient Bond with the Land
Every Object Has Its History: The Northwest Coast
Guided tour: Grand Tour of the Museum

Gallery Activity Sheets – It’s Your History!

Teacher Overview
Student Activity Sheet

Printed copies are available at the cost of $1 per sheet, when you book your group.


Online Resources

The Virtual Museum of New France invites students to discover what drew the French to North America. Students follow missionaries, cartographers, soldiers and coureurs des bois who explore New France with Aboriginal allies as the colony expands. They also join Canada’s first European inhabitants in their daily activities and learn about their culture and civilization.

Online Exhibitions features web modules for students at all grade levels, from preschoolers to senior high school students. The modules cover topics as wide-ranging as the work of folklorist Marius Barbeau, Aboriginal heritage and Canadian immigration, and many of them include specially designed games and activities that young people will find both entertaining and educational.

Visit our most popular online modules:

Kichi Sibi: Tracing our Region’s Ancient History, Kichi Sibi, which means great river in the Algonquin language, provides an overview of the ancient history of the Ottawa Valley using artifacts found in the region.

Face-to-Face in the Classroom is an educational program that brings students face to face with 27 fascinating people whose decisions, actions and accomplishments shaped Canada.

Mysteries of Egypt is designed to enhance your classroom study of world civilizations. Students will learn about daily life in ancient Egypt and explore that civilization’s influence on the modern world.

Greece: Secrets of the Past explores the rich legacies of the ancient Greeks.

Souvenirs of Canada presents objects from the Museum’s collection that recall images, events and people from the past — memories that are part of the legacy that has shaped us.

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