Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Multiple activities for a variety of groups and each time a wonderful trip into the 19th century.
Trying on a crinoline
© Parks Canada / François Gélinas
The Etiquette Game:
Students in grade 5 and 6
Students are introduced to good manners and the rules of etiquette as they were practiced in the 19th century. By taking on some of the characteristics of the bourgeoisie that George-Étienne Cartier was a part of - confidence, elegance and distinction - your students will take on the role of some of the Cartier family's favourite guests.
The subjects covered in the educational tour The Etiquette Game are in line with the themes and objectives of the recent educational reform of the Quebec Ministry of Education. Students have the opportunity to:
- realise the social and economic realities of Montreal during the 19th century
- realise the expressions and functioning of democracy today and in the past and the responsibilities they have as citizens
- begin an introduction to the history of Quebec and Canada
This program is designed specifically for students in grades 5 and 6.
Length of activity: 1.5 hours, or according to your needs.
Fees : $ 4.35 per student
Group capacity: 60 visitors
Download The Etiquette game (PDF, 6.15 MB) Only in french
Welcome to Canada!: For students learning one of Canada's official languages
This program is made-to-measure for English or French-language-learning groups (Organisations offering services to newcomers in partnership with the Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (Immigration-Québec), continuing education programs, language schools, etc.)
These activities are designed for all groups of official languages learners.
Length: 90 minutes or according to your needs
Fees: $ 3.90 per student
Group capacity: 50
Welcome at the Cartier's!
Students take an entertaining, interactive tour of the Victorian home of one of the Fathers of Confederation, practising their English communication skills as they go. It's the ideal opportunity to review and add to vocabulary associated with furniture, dining and social interaction. This activity was designed specifically for second language learners and can be tailored to all levels.
Download Welcome at the Cartier's and Welcome to Canada (PDF, 792 KB) (Only in french)
For history buffs
A brief but dynamic overview of Canada’s formation, from Jacques Cartier to George-Étienne Cartier, the Canadian who participated in the formation of Quebec. Did you know that in George-Étienne Cartier’s time, the expression “French Canadian” was a pleonasm, and “English Canadian” was a contradiction? This presentation will tell you why. Afterwards, the interpretive guide will invite you on a guided tour of the original residence of George-Étienne Cartier.
This activity is designed for any group in Montréal on an immersion and study visit.
Length of activity: 90 minutes or according to your needs
Fees: $6.35 per student
Group capacity: 40
Download The Salon, the art of conversation and Canada 101 (PDF, 1.68 MB) (Only in french)
To receive more information about these group activities or to make a reservation, call 514-283-2282.
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