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Programs by Learning Experience

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.

On-Site School Programs

These 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). At this time, our on-site school programs are not currently offered.

Guided Tours

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

A Museum Overview

DESCRIPTION

This hands-on guided tour explores the many amazing sights and stories at the Canadian Museum of History. A great introduction to the Museum, students will come away with a taste from three of our major exhibitions. They will gain an appreciation for the lives and contributions of those who came before us.

GRADES
ON Grades 7 to 12
QC Secondary 1 to 5
DATES START TIME
Available year-round 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
DURATION GROUP SIZE
45 Minutes 20 Students
LOCATION
Throughout the Museum
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Indigenous Peoples

DESCRIPTION

Ancestral technologies and oral histories have been a part of Indigenous culture for centuries. During this hands-on guided tour, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for how traditional practices have impacted history in Canada from time immemorial to the present.

GRADES
ON Grades 7 to 12
QC Secondary 1 to 5
DATES START TIME
Available year-round 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
DURATION GROUP SIZE
45 Minutes 20 Students
LOCATION
Grand Hall, First Peoples Hall
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History of Canada

DESCRIPTION

Walk through Canada’s history from time immemorial to the present. This hands-on guided tour takes students through three galleries of the Canadian History Hall, highlighting key objects, people and important stories they may have missed in history class.

GRADES
ON Grades 7 to 12
QC Secondary 1 to 5
DATES START TIME
Available year-round 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
DURATION GROUP SIZE
45 Minutes 20 Students
LOCATION
Canadian History Hall
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Activity Sheets

Students explore the Museum using printed tools.

Museum Quest-ory – Canadian History Hall

Fill out our newest Museum Quest-ory handout as you visit Gallery 1 in the Canadian History Hall.

Stamp Find

Explore the Canadian Stamp Collection and discover some of Canada’s best-known musical artists. Look for missing words or names on postage stamps to complete a crossword puzzle.

Architectural Tour

Take a walk around the Museum grounds and discover the fascinating symbolism of its architecture. Learn more about the inspiration that architect Douglas Cardinal drew from the Canadian landscape.

Outdoor Museum Quest

Go on an outdoor family adventure with the Museum Quest handout as your guide. Explore the Museum grounds and the surrounding environment to learn about Indigenous art.

 

Plan Your Group Visit

The Canadian Museum of History is a destination of choice for students and adults travelling in groups. We offer a wide range of services, experiences and educational resources tailored for groups of 15 or more.

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