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Since the launch of our online educational activities in 2002, we have gathered a lot of feedback from the education community. Acquaint yourself with some of the completed case studies.

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Pilot project in primary schools (2005-2006) “Canadian Societies and Trades about 1900”

Conducted in collaboration with the the Faculté des sciences de l'éducation of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), and with the participation of three area school boards (Portneuf, Pointe-de-l’Ile, and Montréal), this project consisted of developing, testing, and approving a learning and evaluation situation, in social sciences, for Elementary, Cycle 3.

Pilot Project for a Social Studies and History Class in New Brunswick (2006)

With the collaboration of the E-Learning Programs and Services Team of the New Brunswick Education Department, seven teachers of grades 7, 9, and 12 conceived and developed activities for their students using the Web resources and tools on the Museum site. Beforehand, the teachers participated in a learning seminar via video conference (see photo).

Presentation of work by students from Secondary 4, Québec (2004)

At the school C. Armand-Racicot (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), LuceLeclerc, history teacher, asked her Sec.4 students to conduct research on a subject related to the history of Montréal. Stéphanie and Mélissa, and Alexandre and Xavier, four of her students, present their work during the 7th meeting of the annual history and geography teachers' conference "Univers social", in Montréal..

Museums and Schools Partnership Award 2004

The ClioClic research project (also the name of the educational guide) and Keys to History Web resources are the recipients of the first-ever Museums and Schools Partnership Award, co-sponsored by the Canadian College of Teachers and the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN), in collaboration with the Canadian Museums Association.

 “This project stood out for two main reasons,” explains Mary Ellen Herbert, award coordinator, and Community Services manager with the CMN. “One was the way it brought together the expertise of many partners and the other was the potential for students to use museum collections for their own uses.”

Some of the schools partners, teacher Luce Leclerc, and her students, at the C. Armand-Racicot school (May 2004).

  • Video (1 min.) [QuickTime document], available only in French: interview with Luce Leclerc, teacher, at the C. Armand-Racicot school (March 2002.) To view this document, you need the following plugin:
  • Press Release, April 29, 2004.

Workshop on using Museum-based Web Resources and the Educational Tool ClioClic, in history classrooms (2003)

Dr. Victoria Dickenson, Executive Director of the McCord Museum, and Dr. Desmond Morton, Professor of History at McGill University, welcomed history teachers to a workshop to explain and discuss ClioClic's pedagogical approach, created within a framework of rediscovery and project-based learning.

This workshop was organized in collaboration with universities and partner schools, with the support of RÉCIT of the Commissionscolairede Montréal.

Pilot Project in a Canadian History class in Ontario (2002)

For a pilot project designed to test the relevance of a Web prototype, Denis Cousineau, history teacher and team leader at the John McCrae Secondary School, asked his students to create visual presentations using the Museum’s image bank. He summarizes the major benefits for his 10th grade French immersion students.

  • Video (1 min.), [QuickTime document], available only in French, filmed at the John McCrae Secondary School (Nepean, Ontario). To view this document, you need the following plugin: