Boat sailing toward Ville-Marie
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A Day in New France in Old Montréal!
 

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For your next class outing, why not whisk your students back to the days of New France by visiting two museums in Old Montréal? At the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum and the Château Ramezay, they’re sure to enjoy learning what life was like for the early settlers right up to 1760, with some fascinating hands-on activities.

Marguerite Bourgeoys

MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS MUSEUM

Have your students live the adventure of Marguerite Bourgeoys and the pioneer men and women who left France in the 17th century to come and settle in Montreal, a new land of welcome.

By taking on the role of these men and women who built Montreal, the children will walk in their shoes and follow the path they took to found a new city. Considering the reasons early Montrealers left Europe and came to New France, the difficult conditions of the boats on which they travelled and the day-to-day life of the times, students will be introduced to the Montreal of bygone days and to its inhabitants.

Educational tools

  • Role play, costume elements and objects to handle

Competences

  • Understand and describe the organization of a society on its territory
  • Interpret changes in a society on its territory
  • Use critical thinking
  • Develop a sense of identity
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CHÂTEAU RAMEZAY, HISTORIC SITE
AND MUSEUM OF MONTRÉAL

The Château Ramezay school programme makes colonial New France come alive!  

Our guides dressed in 18th century costumes lead many activities for groups of school children about theses topics:

  • First Nations
  • The Fur Trade
  • The Kitchen
  • Fabrics

nombre de personnes

2nd cycle elementary

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66 students

durée

Tuesday and every 2nd and 4th Thursday
1st visit: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2nd visit: 12:30 to 2 p.m.

coût

$10.00  (including admission to both museums and the lunchroom at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum)


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Information and reservations

Julie Bigaouette
Coordinator of Educational service
Telephone: (514) 282-8670 extension 237
FAX: (514) 282-8672
E-mail: education@marguerite-bourgeoys.com

   
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400 Saint Paul Street East, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1H4  |  514.282.8670  |   info@marguerite-bourgeoys.com


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