Iroquoians children, the children of soldiers and those of the modern day—Discover their homes, food, and games. What do they all have in common?

During this rewarding activity, students will need to identify the similarities and differences in children’s lives of the past, present and future. They will also explore a barracks used by French soldiers.

Visiting a historic building, students will take part in three activities that highlight the similarities and differences in children’s lives of the past, present and future. Playing a matching game, they will associate various food-related customs with the correct time period. For example, did French soldiers ever use microwave ovens?

The group will then visit the interior of a period building, where they will explore a barracks used by French soldiers. Sitting on the beds, students will be able to compare their own homes with the living space of soldiers in New France.

Students will also be able to play games from three different eras with their classmates to see just how leisure activities have changed over time.


Topics relating to the Quebec provincial curriculum:

Competency:

  • To construct his/her representation of space, time and society

Key features of the competency:

  • To refer to aspects of everyday life here and elsewhere, from the past and the present
  • To compare places and social phenomena here and elsewhere, from the past and the present
  • To orient himself/herself in space and time
  • To recognize some characteristics of the social organization of a group

Dates

April to October*

*This activity may also be available year-round depending on availability.
Please contact us for more information.
Phone: 418 648-7016
Email: pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca

Price

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as school programs and guided tours.

$2.40 per student

Details
  • Location: Artillery Park - Dauphine Redoubt
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ideal for: Elementary school, cycle 1
  • Languages: This activity is offered in English and in French
  • Reservations: Reservations are required for the activity - please refer to the Reservations tab
  • Capacity: We will be happy to discuss with you and to offer solutions that meet your needs, depending on availability and school programs offered at our other national historic sites. Do not hesitate to contact us at 418 648-7016 or at pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca for more information.
  • Note: Price subject to change in 2020 / 2021
  • Additional note(s) : Lunch area available (inside or outside), based on availability and upon reservation
Reserve

Reservations required for school groups.

Please contact us for more information and/or to make a reservation. 
Phone : 418 648-7016
Email : pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca

Travel trade
  • Price: $2.40 per student 
  • Ideal for: Elementary school, cycle 1
    Suitable for small and large groups
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Languages: This activity is offered in English and in French
  • Reservations: Reservations are required for the activity - please refer to the Reservations tab
  • Capacity: We will be happy to discuss with you and to offer solutions that meet your needs, depending on availability and school programs offered at our other national historic sites. Do not hesitate to contact us at 418 648-7016 or at pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca for more information.
  • Note: Price subject to change in 2020 / 2021

Grant

Experiences offered by Parks Canada are part of the culture and education resource directory. Financial support from the Government of Québec can be provided. For further information, please refer to the  Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur Website (French) or contact your school administration.