Primary School

(including kindergarten)

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

Our interpreter-guides welcome you at the Plains of Abraham Museum or the Martello Towers for educational activities that are both captivating and entertaining. Some activities are also available in class and through videoconferencing. Contact us to learn more!

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

Level 1 : Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd year

Level 2 : Grades 3 and 4

Level 3 : Grades 5 and 6

Download the PDF brochure of our educational activities for primary school students.


LEVEL 1

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd year

Louise Marcoux, former tenant of the Martello Tower, presents our level 1 activities to you.

 

ABRAHAM AND COMPANY

Also available in class and through videoconferencing.

Plunge into the very heart of the 17th century as you meet Abraham Martin to learn about family life in New France. Discover the difference between family life in New France and family life today. You will get to handle period items, hum old tunes, have fun with the Martin children's toys.

Accessories: music and historic objects.

 

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 have fun like the kids of yesteryear.

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?

Also available in class and through videoconferencing.

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.

Accessories: Christmas decorations of yesteryear, music, Christmas symbols and stories.

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

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

2021-22 School Year

ActivityPeriodRatioDurationMeeting placeCost
(Taxes not included)
Abraham and Company September to mid‑May 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Plains of Abraham Museum $5.75 / student*
An Unusual House September to mid‑May 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Martello Towers $5.75 / student*
Saint Nicolas or Santa Claus? Late November to late December 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Martello Towers $5.75 / student*
Activities in class November to April 1 guide / class 1 h or 1 period Your school
anywhere in Québec
Starting at $5.75 / student*
Contact us!
Activities through videoconferencing Septembre to June
between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time
1 guide / class 1 h or 1 period Your school via Internet $130.00 / class

* A minimum fee will apply.

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.

LEVEL 2

Grades 3 and 4

Marie-Magdelaine Pinguet, peasant, presents our level 2 activities to you.

 

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 VOYAGEUR

Also available in class and through videoconferencing.

Leap back to the New France period and become the employees of nobleman Louis Rouer de Villeray. Learn how to barter with Indigenous 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.

"Love the "hands-on" aspect - very educational"
"Awesome : linked to our social studies curriculum"

 

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.

Accessories: 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.

 

ABRAHAM’S FAMILY

Activity not offered for the school year 2021-2022.

Only available in class.

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 the 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.

 

General information

2021-22 School Year

ActivityPeriodRatioDurationMeeting placeCost
(Taxes not included)
Tales and Legends at the Martello Tower September to mid-May 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Martello Towers $5.75 / student*
The Voyageur September to mid-May 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Plains of Abraham Museum $5.75 / student*
The Colony September to mid-May 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Plains of Abraham Museum $5.75 / student*
Activities in class November to April Variable 1 h or 1 period Your School
anywhere in Québec
Starting at $5.75 / student*
Contact us!
Activities through videoconferencing Septembre to June
between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time
1 guide / class 1 h or 1 period Your school via Internet $130.00 / class

** 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.

LEVEL 3

Grades 5 and 6

Montcalm presents our level 3 activities to you.

 

THE MILITARY
The battles of the Plains of Abraham

Also available in class and through videoconferencing.

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

 

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.

Available in rally format.

« Recreation of events was made realistic by sound quality and pictures of the presentation. Well done! » — Linus N., Kensington, Maryland, 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 GREAT MARCH OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Go back in time during the 20th century with Joe Malone, factory worker. 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), historical photos and period items.

"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 BESIEGED TOWER

Intérieur de la tour Martello

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

Sorcière

Become an investigator! Unmask the perpetrators 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.

 

MYTHS, LEGENDS AND TALES

Sorcière

Only available in class.

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

Guerre aux Plaines

Free. Renewed virtual exhibition. Online.

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 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.).

 

SPECIAL PACKAGE (2 ACTIVITIES)

Contact us for more details.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

2021-22 School Year

ActivityPeriodRatioDurationMeeting placeCost
Taxes not included
The Military Year‑round 2 guides / activity 2 h Plains of Abraham Museum $5.75 / student*
Battles | 1759‑1760 Exhibition Year‑round 1 guide / 30 students 1 h Plains of Abraham Museum $5.75 / student*
Battles | 1759‑1760 Exhibition
Rally format
November to April 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Plains of Abraham Museum $5.75 / student*
Soldier for a Day at the Martello Tower From September to late April 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Martello Towers $5.75 / student*
The Great March of the 20th Century From September to late May 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Plains of Abraham Museum $5.75 / student*
The Besieged Tower Year-round 1 guide / 30 students 1 h 30 Martello Towers $5.75 / student*
The Investigator From late September to early November 1 guide / 30 students 2 h Martello Towers $5.75 / student*
Activities in class November to April Variable Variable Your School
anywhere in Québec
Starting at $5.75 / student*
Contact us!
Activities through videoconferencing Septembre to June
between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time
1 guide / class 1 h or 1 period Your school via Internet $130.00 / class
1759 | From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham Year-round Your school 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.

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.