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Activities to be done on-line

Try the suggested Web activities to make the most of the resources and tools available on this site. All of the suggested activites and additional historical resources are linked, primarily through a material and social history angle, to the period in Canadian history from 1840 to 1945.

One activity is for elementary students (grades 5 and 6), the other activities are for secondary school students, grades 7 to 12.

There are five types of suggested activities:

  1. the learning and evaluation situation;
  2. the description of images;
  3. the documentation of photos, caricatures, or vintage objects;
  4. the photographic essay;
  5. researching a past phenomenon on either a topic of choice or suggested inquiry idea.

All activities involve: 1) consulting the images databank; 2) using an online creation tool, the images folder, which can be viewed as several visual presentations; 3) presenting the work, and seeing it published on the Museum's website. In order to publish the work on our site, please e-mail us.

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Time Frame Discipline

 
1 Canadian Societies and Trades around 1900 More
10-11 Quebec, Prairie and West Coast Learning and Evaluation Situation Term Project Social Sciences
2 Document a historical political cartoon More
14-17 Canadian Politics Documentation exercise 2h History, Social Studies, Language Arts
3 Document Historical Photographs More
14-17 Western Expansion Documentation exercise 2h History, Social Studies
4 Document a vintage object More
14-17 Industry, Invention & Technology Documentation exercise 2h History, Social Studies
5 Landscape of Yesterday and Today: More
12-13 Identity, Culture & Living Conditions Photography (Creation) 1h Geography, Arts
6 Describing Photographs More
12-13 Historical Photos Images description 1h Language Arts
7 Inquire into the past More
14-17 Topic to be determined in the classroom Research project 4h History, Social Studies
8 Report on Transportation (inquiry idea no 1) More
14-17 Transportation Inquiry idea 3h History
9 Nostalgic Collector (inquiry idea no 2) More
14-17 Identity, Culture & Living Conditions Inquiry idea 3h History
10 Victorian Detective (inquiry idea no 3) More
14-17 Industry, Invention & Technology Inquiry idea 3h History
11 Acadian Echoes (inquiry idea no 4) More
14-17 Identity, Culture & Living Conditions Inquiry idea 3h History
12 For or against child labour? (inquiry idea no 5) More
14-17 Industry, Invention & Technology Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
13 For or against corsets? (inquiry idea no 6) More
14-17 Women Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
14 Jos, 11-year-old cigar maker (inquiry idea no 7) More
12-13 Industrial Revolution Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
15 Hazards in the City! (inquiry idea A) More
14-17 Urbanization Inquiry idea 3h History
16 The century of inventions? (inquiry idea B) More
14-17 Industry, Invention & Technology Inquiry idea 3h History
17 The gold rush and beyond (inquiry idea C) More
14-17 Western Expansion-First Nations Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
18 Moodyville: Life and death of a company town (inquiry idea D) More
14-17 Urbanization Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
19 Join the ranks, they'd cry! (inquiry idea E) More
14-17 War Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
20 Warships to build! (inquiry idea F) More
14-17 War Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
21 From crank start to cell phone! (inquiry idea G) More
14-17 Industry, Invention & Technology Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
22 Fighting fathers: the people behind Confederation (inquiry idea H) More
12-17 Canadian Politics Inquiry idea 3h History
23 Forging a national dream (inquiry idea I) More
14-17 Western Expansion Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
24 Women's rights: what was wrong? (inquiry idea J) More
14-17 Women Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
25 The National Sport: Lacrosse or Hockey? (inquiry idea K) More
14-17 Identity, Culture & Living Conditions Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
26 A Canadian Web Collage (inquiry idea L) More
14-17 Identity, Culture & Living Conditions Inquiry idea 2h History, Social Studies
27 Journal of a Geological Survey Expedition (inquiry idea M) More
14-17 Western Expansion Inquiry idea 3h History, Social Studies
28 Key Historical Figures (inquiry idea N) More
14-17 Canadian Politics Inquiry idea 3h Histoire
29 A journey among the Inuit and Mi'kmaq around 1980 (LES) More
10-11 First Nations Learning and Evaluation Situation 10h Social Sciences, English Language Arts
30 Report on the Mi'kmaq, Inuit and Haida around 1900 (LES) More
12-13 First Nations Learning and Evaluation Situation 10h Social Studies
31 On the Trail of the First Inhabitants More
14-17 First Nations Documentation exercise 3h History
32 Portrait of Nunavik, From Past to Present (LES) More
12-13 First Nations - Héritage Learning and Evaluation Situation Term Project Social Studies, Arts, English Language Arts
33 Put Yourself in the Picture: Experiencing Immigrant Challenges around 1900 More
10-11 Immigration - Western Expansion Images description and research 4h Social Studies

1. Describe the physical and emotional impact of the event or situation depicted in a series of images.
2. Rank the challenges faced by immigrants in order of significance.
3. Create a report on the McCord Museum Web site based on role-playing an immigrant arriving alone or as part of a family in Canada.

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34 Initiation to Interpreting Editorial Cartoons More
14-17 Canadian Politics Cartoons Interpretation Exercise 1h - 3h History and Citizenship Education
35 The Formation of the Canadian Federation: Territorial, Political and Social Challenges More
14-17 Canadian Politics Series of activities with cartoons 3h-4h History and Citizenship Education
36 Power and Powers: The State, Financial Community and Media More
14-17 Canadian Politics Series of activities with cartoons 2h-3h History and Citizenship Education
37 The Formation of the Canadian Federation: Industrialization and Economic Policies More
14-17 Canadian Politics Series of activities with cartoons 2h-3h History and Citizenship Education
38 The Formation of Canadian Federation: Montreal, the Metropolis More
14-17 Canadian Politics Series of activities with cartoons 3h-4h History and Citizenship Education
39 Introduction to Interpreting Contemporary Editorial Cartoons More
14-17 Contemporary social issues Series of activities with cartoons 3h-4h History and Citizenship Education
40 Reflecting on a Current Social Issue: Québec-Canada relations More
14-17 Current Social Issue Series of activities with cartoons Term Project History and Citizenship Education
41 Reflecting on a Current Social Issue: The Management of Health Care in Québec More
14-17 Contemporary social issues Series of activities with cartoons Term Project History and Citizenship Education
42 Economy and Development: Back to the Origins of Trade More
14-17 Economy and Development Series of activities with cartoons Term Project History and Citizenship Education
43 Tensions and Conflicts: The Role of the United Nations Organization (UN) in Conflict Management - The Cases of Somalia and the Balkans More
Tensions and conflicts Series of activities with cartoons Term Project Contemporary World