Primary School

 

(including kindergarten)

2019-2020 School Year

The Plains of Abraham: a leader in living history. A unique experience appreciated by more than 1 000 000 participants!

Level 1 : Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd year

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Level 2 : Grades 3 and 4

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Level 3 : Grades 5 and 6

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LEVEL 1

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd year


AN UNUSUAL HOUSE

In the evocative setting of a Martello Tower, experience family life as it was in of the late 19th century. Discover the ancestors of our daily objects and relive past history through an amusing timeline. Accessories: tower discovery rally, games, and period objects.

"Very nice and vibrant activity. We learned a lot. Excellent guides! Thank you!" — Sylvaine L., École du Bocage, Boischatel, Quebec.


SAINT NICOLAS OR SANTA CLAUS?

Step back in time and learn about the history of Christmases of yesteryear and today in the unique atmosphere of a Martello Tower. Join in the festive atmosphere, participate actively in historic games and revel in the magic of Christmas cheer. Tools: Christmas decorations of yesteryear, music, Christmas symbols and stories.

"Activities are well balanced, good mix bewteen calm and active."


General information

Activity

Period

Maximum capacity

Ratio

Duration

Meeting place

Cost
(Taxes not included)

An Unusual House

September to mid-May

60**

1 guide / 30 students

2 h

Martello Towers

$5.25 / student*

Saint Nicolas or Santa Claus?

Late November to late December

* A minimum fee will apply.
** Maximum of 30 students / Martello Tower.

We are registered with the Répertoire culture-éducation of Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec under the name Plaines d'Abraham. The cultural activities of the organisations that have subscribed to this directory are eligible for financial support from the Government of Québec.

INFORMATION AND RESERVATION

The National Battlefields Commission
Group reservations
Telephone: 418-648-5371
Toll-free: 1-855-648-5371
Fax: 418-648-3809
E-Mail: reservation@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

Reservation required for every activity. A dining-room is available on request. Costs do not include taxes. Prices and details are subject to change.


LEVEL 2

Grades 3 and 4

ABRAHAM’S FAMILY
In your classroom

Welcome Marguerite and Abraham Martin, a well-known farming couple in New France who gave their name to the Plains of Abraham. Become settlers in New France! Students will wear costumes to learn about trades of that era. Accessories: New France games, costumes, pictures and period artefacts.

"What a great activity! It was recreative and allowed students to understand notions acquired in the classroom. Students were delighted." — Claudine G., École Prés-Verts, Quebec, Quebec.


TALES AND LEGENDS AT THE MARTELLO TOWER

Immerse yourself in the stories of the village gossip in the evocative setting of the Martello Tower. Learn to tell the difference between a story and a legend as you participate in the tales told. Accessories: voting cards, costumes, treasure hunt, sets and period artefacts.

"Activity very rewarding and interesting. :)"


THE COLONY

Say goodbye to Europe—New France needs you. Set a course for a new world and a life of adventure! Learn everything there is to know about the jobs and lives of colonists in New France, with costumes for every students, period equipment, dance game, a military role play, and quiz supplied.

"What a wonderful activity! Children were pleased! We are greatful to our guide with her settler accent. She was very talented!" — Karine R., École de Château-d'Eau, Quebec, Quebec.


THE VOYAGEUR

Leap back to the New France period. Learn how to barter with Indigeneous peoples and identify animal tracks and furs. Be at the centre of the action and participate in games to discover the historical objects, daily life and trades of New France. Accessories: period setting, furs and barter items.

"Excellent guide! Excellent educational content for the 4th grade." — Mélanie M., École St-Barthélémy, Montreal, Quebec.


General information

Activity Period Maximum capacity Ratio Duration Meeting place Cost
(Taxes not included
Abraham’s Family November to April Unlimited,
1 class at a time
2 guides 1 h or 1 period Your school $5.75 / student*
Tales and Legends at the Martello Tower September to mid-May 60** 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Martello Towers $5.25 / student*
The Colony 30 1 guide Plains of Abraham Museum
The Voyageur

* A minimum fee will apply and/or travel expenses may apply beyond 50 km.
** Maximum of 30 students / Martello Tower.

We are registered with the Répertoire culture-éducation of Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec under the name Plaines d'Abraham. The cultural activities of the organisations that have subscribed to this directory are eligible for financial support from the Government of Québec.

INFORMATION AND RESERVATION

The National Battlefields Commission
Group reservations
Telephone: 418-648-5371
Toll-free: 1-855-648-5371
Fax: 418-648-3809
E-Mail: reservation@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

Reservation required for every activity. A dining-room is available on request. Costs do not include taxes. Prices and details are subject to change.


LEVEL 3

Grades 5 and 6

THE GREAT MARCH OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Go back in time during the 20th century with Joe Malone, hockey star player and employee at the Ross Rifle Factory on the Plains of Abraham. Discover on foot, how this land filled with history is closely linked to the events that shaped the past century (World Wars, Great Depression, baby-boom). Accessories: interactive whiteboard (IWB), quiz and historical photos.

"The management of the group was well done. There was a great balance between intellectual and sporting parts. Excellent performance!" — Genevieve B., Ruisselet School, Quebec, Quebec.


THE MILITARY
The battles of the Plains of Abraham

Participate in the military training under the command of General Wolfe and General Montcalm: analysis of the military strategies used in 1759 and 1760, theatrical performance and parade on the battle sites (weather permitting). Accessories : interactive whiteboard (IWB), wall map of the area in 1759-1760, regimental flags, drums, officers’ uniforms and vests displaying the armies’ respective colours.

« Truly amazing! Your performances were engaging, funny and dynamic! Bravo! » - Connie Whittingstall, Everest Elementary, Québec, Québec.

« Outstanding! I loved it! So incredibly well done. Well taught and organized! » - Cape Cod Academy, Osterville, Massachussetts, USA


SOLDIER FOR A DAY AT THE MARTELLO TOWER

Participate in the defence of Quebec City by occupying the Martello Tower and experiencing life in a garrison. Turn back the time to 1812 and be on the alert as you experience the hard life of a gunner. Accessories : rifles, cannon, cartridges and furniture of the period.

"Wow! Children are always delighted by this activity! Thanks a lot for the wonderful welcome!" — Claudia L., Du Boisé School, Quebec, Quebec.


THE SNOWSHOER

With an early 20th century snowshoer, put on your caps and mittens to discover the great historical events that marked the Plains of Abraham: World War One and Two, the Great Depression of the 1930's, the Quebec Bulldogs’ conquest of the Stanley Cup, and lots more! This is a one-of-a-kind recreational activity that will make you shiver with delight. Accessories: traditional snowshoes, arrowhead sashes and hot chocolate.

"Great activity connecting sport and history."

 

Logo, Erico


THE BESIEGED TOWER

Take the Martello Tower by storm as you become a 19th century soldier, experience the military life of the period, and be in top form for all kinds of military manoeuvres. Accessories: muskets, cannon, cartridges, and period items.

"We took part to this activity several times and it's always excellent! Students participate and learn." — Janet H., Central Elementary and Fort St.John School, British Columbia.

"Very cool! Captains gave a great performance all visit long. The activity must be done again. Every student participate, it is awesome!" — Sophie D., Daigneau School, Napierville, Quebec.


THE INVESTIGATOR
Halloween activity

Become an investigator! Unmask the perpetrator of a crime committed years ago and learn about the kinds of punishments meted out in the day. Visit the Joan of Arc Garden and the haunted tower while finding out about legends that haunt the Plains. But watch your back - curses and evil spells surround you. Accessories: riddles, and period objects.

"It was my second experience and it appeared to be as funny and interesting as the first time. See you next year!" — Julie D., Saint-Apôtre School, Quebec, Quebec.

"Thank you again for this wonderful activity! Students were amazed! They found the maze magical! We made important connections with information learned in class as Quebec City history and the origins of Halloween. Bravo! We really liked the activity!" - Suzanne R. and Jennifer T., École de l'Accueil, Quebec, Quebec.


BATTLES
1759-1760

Now hosted by a historical character.
Available in rally version.

Accompanied by a member of the Canadian militia, learn about the history of the siege of Québec and the battles of the Plains of Abraham. In an evocative interactive setting, find out about the crimes, punishments and laws in force. Take part in an incredible immersive screening featuring original, often moving, accounts of those who lived through the battles of the Plains of Abraham. Then, join in and explore military life from every angle. Finally, admire treasures from the magnificent collection of artefacts in the Identities exhibition.

Battles is a unique journey that features a multimedia presentation of innovative quality, a lively exhibition, and an eye-popping experience that will plunge you into the heart of the Seven Years’ War and the continent’s historic destiny.

« Recreation of events was made realistic by sound quality and pictures of the presentation. Well done! » — Linus N., Kensington, Maryland, USA.


MYTHS, LEGENDS AND TALES
In your classroom

Dive into the unreal world of myths and legends and fall under the spell of timeless tales. In the company of our legendary storyteller Abraham Martin, or his wife Marguerite, become an expert in myths, legends and tales. Accessories: strange objects, costume, lantern and ballot cards.

"Wow! Students loved the stories... as well as their teachers!" — Nadia R., École Sacré-Coeur, Quebec, Quebec.


1759 : FROM THE WARPATH TO THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

http://1759.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

Via the Internet, plunge deep into the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the preparations that led to it. Relive, side by side with the French, British, Canadians and Indigeneous peoples, the ups and downs of a fight to the finish for the conquest of North America, a landmark in the military history of this country. A total of 67 interactive learning activities (illustrated narratives, interactive maps and games, videos, evolutionary comic strips, period music, etc.).

Musée virtuel du Canada


SPECIAL PACKAGE (2 ACTIVITIES)

Contact us for more details.


General information

Activity

Period

Maximum capacity

Ratio

Duration

Meeting place

Cost
(Taxes not included

The Great March of the 20th Century

From September to late May

90

1 guide / 30 students

2 h

Plains of Abraham Museum

$5.25 / student*

The Military

Year-round

300

2 guides / activity

Soldier for a Day at the Martello Tower

From September to late April

130

1 guide / 30 students

Martello Towers

The Snowshoer

December to March (according to snow coverage)

60

1 guide / 20 students

Plains of Abraham Museum

$7.50 / student*

The Besieged Tower

Year-round

130 or 145**

1 guide / 30 students

1 h 30

Martello Towers

$5.25 / student*

The Investigator

From late September to early November

60***

2 h

Battles | 1759-1760

Year-round

60

1 h

Plains of Abraham Museum

Battles | 1759-1760
Rally

2 h

Myths, Legends and Tales

November to April

Unlimited,
1 class at a time

1 guide

1 h or
1 period

Your school

1759 from the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham

Year-round

Unlimited

n/a

n/a

Free

Package (2 activities)

Available from November to April.
Contact us for more details.

* A minimum fee will apply and/or travel expenses may apply beyond 50 km.
** Variable depending on season.
*** Maximum 30 students / Martello Tower.

We are registered with the Répertoire culture-éducation of Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec under the name Plaines d'Abraham. The cultural activities of the organisations that have subscribed to this directory are eligible for financial support from the Government of Québec.

INFORMATION AND RESERVATION

The National Battlefields Commission
Group reservations
Telephone: 418-648-5371
Toll-free: 1-855-648-5371
Fax: 418-648-3809
E-Mail: reservation@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

Reservation required for every activity. A dining-room is available on request. Costs do not include taxes. Prices and details are subject to change.