High School

Marie-Geneviève Nadeau, inhabitant in 1759, presents our activities to you.

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

Discover educational activities that are both captivating and entertaining. At the Plains of Abraham Museum, in a Martello Tower, in your classroom or via Internet, our costumed interpreter-guides will bring history alive for your students!

Health standards in effect at the time of the activity will be respected. Wearing a mask remains mandatory for visitors of museum institutions.

General Information

Download the PDF brochure of our educational activities for students grade 7 to 12.


THE MILITARY
The battles of the plains of Abraham

Under the command of generals Wolfe and Montcalm, revisit the living conditions of soldiers at the time of the 1759 and 1760 battles, on the Plains of Abraham. Review strategies, load muskets and cannons, and treat wounded fellows fallen on the battlefield.

Accessories: interactive whiteboard (IWB), cannons, muskets, surgery instruments, cartridges, artilleryman material and cannonballs.

« As always, the presenters were engaging, informative and impressively stayed in their roles throughout. One of our favorite activities in Québec. Merci! » - Chris P., École Pauline Johnson, West Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique.

« Based on my experience as a teacher of History, having experienced Halifax, Ottawa and Kingston, this is by far the most interactive and educational. » - Trevor D., Holy Cross SS, Peterborough, Ontario.

 

WOLFE AND MONTCALM
In your classroom

Along with the generals Wolfe and Montcalm, review the great strategies of the Siege of Quebec City in the summer of 1759. Learn about all the subtle details of battling in ranks by taking part in our musket loading competition. Participate in an intriguing historical quiz and attend a surgical demonstration of the period. Accessories: muskets, artefacts, multimedia and surgical instruments.

"Once again, it was high-level activities. Extensive knowledge of the period. Very participative and enjoyable for students." — Jean-Pierre L., Polyvalente Bélanger, Saint-Martin, Quebec.

 

BATTLES | 1759-1760 EXHIBITION

Accompanied by a member of the Canadian militia, learn about the history of the siege of Québec and of 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.

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

 

THE SNOWSHOER

Put on your caps, mittens and snowshoes and learn about winter sports practised on the Plains of Abraham. Join a snowshoer from the early 20th century and relive the Belle Époque of these winter strolls. This is a one-of-a-kind recreational activity that will make you shiver with delight.

Accessories: traditional snowshoes, arrow sashes, lanterns (in the evening) and hot chocolate.

"Thank you for this very enjoyable experience! We will recommend it to other schools." — Shannon H., St.Rose Junior High School, Edmonton, Alberta.

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THE 20TH CENTURY WALK

Accompany a factory worker and learn about the major upheavals of the 20th century through historical traces left behind at the Plains of Abraham. World wars, the Great Depression, the baby boom, etc. An extraordinarily entertaining, interactive tour and an extension of this prestigious park.

 

MONTCALM THROUGH VIDEOCONFERENCING

A Web 2.0 animation in your classroom, directly from the Plains of Abraham.

Under the command of the Marquis de Montcalm, revisit the famous battle of the Plains of Abraham. Become a recruit and virtually discover the military strategies and tactics of the period. You'll get to handle historical objects, follow military drill and survive a surgery.

Material sent to the teacher: period household objects and iconographies.

Necessary equipment: computer, high-speed Internet connexion, projector or interactive panel, microphone, camera and audio system.

 

SOLDIER OF THE MARTELLO TOWER

Accompanied by British officers, learn all about the living conditions of the soldiers billeted in one of the Martello Towers. Through an interactive historical activity, you take part in the military life of 1812 by joining in  competitions and games.

Accessories: muskets, wooden horse and period objects in an authentic decor.

"Great enthusiastic team of presenters! Students were very engaged. As a teacher who came here during her own grade 8 trip in 1998, it is memorable. Students loved the activities." — Glenview Senior Public School, Toronto, Ontario.

"Staff was awesome! Very welcoming. We returned this year because this was one of our favorite activities last year! The guides were just as entertaining and knowledgeable as last year! The students were all very involved and clearly enjoyed every aspect! We will be back next year!" - Lynn K., Casey Middle School, East Amherst, New York, USA.

"Our captain was very friendly and welcoming. She involved our students into learning activities and they all participated. The activities were relevant to our students. They were engaged and confident to participate. Thank you! Highly recommended for school groups!" - Eve-Marie A., Bermuda High School, Pembroke, Bermudes.

 

1759: FROM THE WARPATH TO THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

Free. Renewed virtual exhibition. Online.

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 Indigenous 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 learning activities (illustrated narratives, interactive maps and games, videos, evolutionary comic strips, period music, etc.).

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

2021-22 School Year

ActivityCost
Taxes not included
PeriodDurationMeeting place
The Military $5.75 / student* Year-round 1 h 30 Plains of Abraham Museum
Wolfe and Montcalm $6.25 / student* November to April 1 h or 1 period Your school
Battles | 1759-1760 Exhibition Guided tour
$5.75 / student*
Year-round 1 h Plains of Abraham Museum
Self-directed tour
$3.00 / student*
Year-round 1 h Plains of Abraham Museum
The Snowshoer $12.75 / student* December to March
(according to snow coverage)
1 h 45 Plains of Abraham Museum
The 20th Century Walk $5.75 / student* Year-round 1 h 30 Plains of Abraham Museum
Montcalm Through Videoconferencing $130.00 / class November to April between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm (Eastern Standart Time) 45 min Your school via Internet
Soldier of the Martello Tower $5.75 / student* Year-round 1 h 30 Martello Towers
1759 | From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham Free Year-round Your school

* A minimum fee will apply and/or travel expenses may apply beyond 50 km. 

Great for groups of special needs students.

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 reservations:
The National Battlefields Commission
Plains of Abraham Museum
835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue
Québec (Québec) G1R 2L3

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 can be available on request (not available in 2021-2022 due to sanitary measures);
  • Costs do not include taxes;
  • Prices and details are subject to change.

Partnership
The National Battlefields Commission is proud to show reproductions of historical objects, crafted by high school students, at the Plains of Abraham Museum. The Student Masterworks exhibition is made possible thanks to a collaboration with Centre de services scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin.

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