During a tour of the MEM, students explore their school’s immediate environment. A brainstorming workshop then invites them to imagine their ideal neighbourhood. What better way for them to share impressions and learn more about a place they thought they already knew?
Montréal, map in hand
Students use a variety of maps to learn about the city and its history. Along the way, they also get a glimpse of how Montrealers lived in the past. This lively activity includes a sensory game involving historical maps and a seek-and-find exploration of the museum.
Roots for Growing in Twinned Classes
Pairing francization classes and regular classes, Roots for Growing connects students around activities about family types and their own backgrounds.
What will you pack?
In a tour of the MEM, students revisit the history of Montréal through the lens of immigration. A role-playing game helps build empathy for the range of migration experiences by asking the question: what do people pack when they have to leave one country for another?
Sparking Civic Engagement
Are your students interested in politics? Do they see themselves as future citizens who can make a difference in their community? As they explore the museum, students learn about social movements that have shaped Montréal. In teams, they outline a project that they could implement in their school or neighbourhood.
As they visit the MEM, students reflect on the impacts of disabilities and consider ways to make the museum more accessible. This exploration provides students with a valuable opportunity to expand their understanding of issues related to disability, inclusion, and accessibility.
Students learn about the metropolis’s characteristics, territory, population, and power of attraction, as well as the challenges it faces today. A board game encourages them to use their creativity to come up with innovative solutions to a challenging problem: affordable housing for all.
With Montréal 101, students tour the city in 90 minutes! Along the way, they learn useful tips for navigating everyday life in Montréal. Above all, the activity offers them an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about their new city.
You Are Part of History!
The educational program You Are Part of History! is specially designed for intermediate to advanced classes d’accueil (welcoming classes) at the secondary level. Students explore Montréal’s past and the ways immigration has shaped its history, and then present a family heirloom to the rest of the class. The program concludes with an exhibition that showcases their personal paths and chosen heirlooms.
The Encyclopedia's Education section offers a selection of articles and teaching materials based on the Quebec Education Program. Discover our articles, which include images and sometimes videos to enrich your teaching.
Detours - Urban Experiences
Visit the MEM's inaugural temporary exhibition with your school group. This immersive experience will introduce you to Montrealers with singular backgrounds.