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Overview of School Program Offerings

The Canadian Museum of History offers a wide range of school programs that encourage students to pursue a deeper understanding of the people, places and events that have shaped Canada. The Museum features a number of exhibitions and is home to the Canadian Children’s Museum and CINÉ+. Our wide range of world-class attractions enables us to offer a broad selection of programs tailored to your needs and those of your students.

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 programs closely match Ontario and Quebec curricula in the areas of Social Studies, History and Geography.

Learning Experiences

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.

School Programs

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

Whet your students’ historical curiosity through interactive explorations of the Canadian History Hall. Props, games, and stories will spark their imaginations while making Canadian history accessible. Discover Canada’s past today.

Guided Tour

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

Gallery Activity Sheets

Students explore the Museum galleries using printed tools.


School Access Program

The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to offer a School Access Program. Schools that meet the criteria for participation are eligible for assistance towards a school program at the Canadian Museum of History, or the Canadian War Museum. For further information, please contact our Call Centre at 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621 or email us at information@historymuseum.ca.

The School Access Program is made possible by the generous support of donors to the Museum.

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