MONTREAL’S HISTORICAL FIGURES

This activity explores the influence of certain historical characters on the evolution of Quebec society. In groups of two, students will bring a character to life. Each team must create a dialogue between two historical characters who have marked the city’s history.

To carry out this LES, download the documents.

MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS, PIONEER IN EDUCATION

This LES helps students discover Marguerite Bourgeoys’s history, closely linked to the founding of Ville-Marie. Students are encouraged to think about the work of Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Notre-Dame Congregation in education, and, by extension, the place of women in this field.

To carry out this LES, download the documents.

MONTREAL : IMMIGRANT CITY

The goal of this LES is to improve students’ knowledge about the multi-ethnic origins of Montréal’s current population. It includes the eras of French and British rule as well as the present. This LES offers activities that will culminate into the creation of a large mosaic depicting the history of the various groups that make up the population of Montréal.

To carry out this LES, download the documents.

MONTREAL, CANADA’S MOST IMPORTANT CITY

This LES demonstrates the importance of Montréal as a key economical capital in Canada. The activity focuses mainly on the historical period of British rule, but students also make comparisons with the current period.

MONTREAL IN PICTURES

This LES focuses on the influence of imperialism, capitalism, ultramontanism and French Canadian nationalism on the art and architecture of different Montréal neighbourhoods. The activities will demonstrate the importance of photography in history and will lead to the creation of a virtual photographic exhibition.

EVENTS THAT MADE MONTREAL

Twelve important historical events that contributed to the creation of Montréal as we know it today.

TECHNO-HISTORICAL SCAVENGER HUNT FOR SCHOOL

INVITE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EXPLORE OLD MONTREAL AND DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE METROPOLIS.

In teams, they are invited to search for answers to the questions they are asked through the free Montreal en Histoires mobile application and by observing the buildings around them. In addition, during their walk, they will be entertained with historical anecdotes by professional animators. A challenge awaits them!

The scavenger hunt was built for children in the 1st and 2nd cycles of high school.

Smartphones or tablets are not provided by Montréal en Histoires.

The scavenger hunt can be offered in English and French.

Duration of the activity: 2 hours
Schedule: Fall and Spring, during the day
Place of departure: Champ-de-Mars, Montreal

Reservation

To make a reservation, contact us:

info@montrealenhistoire.com
514 666-1861 

MEDIA LIBRARY

Watch the educational short videos on Montreal’s history (available in French only).