High School

2018-2019 School Year

The Plains of Abraham: a leader in living history. A unique experience appreciated by more than 1 000 000 participants!

Grade 7 to 12

General Information


SOLDIER OF THE MARTELLO TOWER

Accompanied by British officers, learn all about the living conditions of the soldiers billeted in one of the Martello Towers. Through an interactive historical activity, you take part in the military life of 1812 by joining in competitions and games. Accessories : rifles, wooden horse, decor and period objects.

"Great enthusiastic team of presenters! Students were very engaged. As a teacher who came here during her own grade 8 trip in 1998, it is memorable. Students loved the activities." — Glenview Senior Public School, Toronto, Ontario.

"Staff was awesome! Very welcoming. We returned this year because this was one of our favorite activities last year! The guides were just as entertaining and knowledgeable as last year! The students were all very involved and clearly enjoyed every aspect! We will be back next year!" - Lynn K., Casey Middle School, East Amherst, New York, USA.

"Our captain was very friendly and welcoming. She involved our students into learning activities and they all participated. The activities were relevant to our students. They were engaged and confident to participate. Thank you! Highly recommended for school groups!" - Eve-Marie A., Bermuda High School, Pembroke, Bermudes.

Martello Tower


THE MILITARY
The battles of the plains of Abraham

Under the command of generals Wolfe and Montcalm, revisit the living conditions of soldiers at the time of the 1759 and 1760 battles, on the Plains of Abraham. Review strategies, load rifles and cannons, and treat wounded fellows fallen on the battlefield. Accessories : interactive whiteboard (IWB), cannons, rifles, surgery instruments, cartridges, artilleryman material and cannonballs.

« As always, the presenters were engaging, informative and impressively stayed in their roles throughout. One of our favorite activities in Québec. Merci! » - Chris P., École Pauline Johnson, West Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique.

« Based on my experience as a teacher of History, having experienced Halifax, Ottawa and Kingston, this is by far the most interactive and educational. » - Trevor D., Holy Cross SS, Peterborough, Ontario.

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Guns and rifles


THE SNOWSHOER

Put on your caps, mittens and snowshoes and lift the veil on the winter sports on the Plains of Abraham. Join a snowshoer from the early 20th century and relive the Belle Époque of these winter strolls. This is a one-of-a-kind recreational activity that will make you shiver with delight. Accessories: traditional snowshoes, arrow sashes, lanterns (in the evening) and hot chocolate.

"Thank you for this very enjoyable experience! We will recommend it to other schools." — Shannon H., St.Rose Junior High School, Edmonton, Alberta.

Snowshoer

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Here is a sneak peak at The Snowshoer activity:

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THE 20TH CENTURY WALK

Accompany a factory worker and learn about the major upheavals of the 20th century through historical traces left behind at the Plains of Abraham. World wars, the Great Depression, patriotic events, the baby boom, the advent of the leisure society, etc. An extraordinarily entertaining, interactive tour and an extension of this prestigious park.


BATTLES
1759-1760

Accompanied by a member of the Canadian militia, learn about the history of the siege of Québec as if you were there. In an evocative, interactive setting, find out about the crimes, punishments and laws in force. Take part in an incredible immersive screening featuring original, often moving, accounts of those who loved through the battles of the Plains of Abraham. Then, join in and explore military life from every angle. Finally, admire treasures from the magnificent collection of artefacts in the Identities exhibition.

Battles is a unique journey that features a multimedia presentation of innovative quality, a lively exhibition, and an eye-popping experience that will plunge you into the heart of the Seven Years’ War and the continent’s historic destiny.

« Recreation of events was made realistic by sound quality and pictures of the presentation. Well done! » - Linus N., Newport Mill Middle School, Kensington, Maryland, USA.

                     

For a quick view of the Battles exhibition:

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WOLFE AND MONTCALM
In your classroom

Along with General Wolfe and General Montcalm, review the great strategies of the Siege of Quebec City in the summer of 1759. Learn about all the subtle details of battling in ranks by taking part in our rifle loading competition. Participate in an intriguing historical quiz and attend a surgical demonstration of the period. Accessories : rifles, artefacts, multimedia and surgical instruments.

"Once again, it was high-level activities. Extensive knowledge of the period. Very participative and enjoyable for students." — Jean-Pierre L., Polyvalente Bélanger, Saint-Martin, Quebec.

Rifles and artefacts 


THE QUEBEC CITY MARTELLO TOWERS ON THE ALERT
Through videoconferencing

Poster, exhibition WEB 2.0

A WEB 2.0 animation in your classroom, directly from Martello Tower 2.

Join the ranks of the artillery troops stationed in Quebec City in 1812. Get to know how to load a musket, handle period objects and discover the punishments given to unruly soldiers. Discover the history of a largely ignored built heritage. Material sent to the teacher: period household objects and iconographies. Necessary equipment: computer, high-speed Internet connexion, projector or interactive panel, microphone, camera and audio system. 


MONTCALM
Through videoconferencing

A Web 2.0 animation in your classroom, directly from the Plains of Abraham.

Under the command of the Marquis de Montcalm, revisit the famous battle of the Plains of Abraham. Become a recruit and virtually discover the military strategies and tactics of the period. From your classroom you’ll get to handle historical objects, follow military drill and survive a surgery. Material sent to the teacher: period household objects and iconographies. Necessary equipment: computer, high-speed Internet connexion, projector or interactive panel, microphone, camera and audio system.

 


1759: FROM THE WARPATH TO THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

http://1759.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

Via the Internet, plunge deep into the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the preparation that led to it. Relive, side by side with the French, British, Canadians and Amerindians, the ups and downs of a fight to the finish for the conquest of North America, a landmark in the military history of this country. A total of 67 learning activities (illustrated narratives, interactive maps and games, videos, evolutionary comic strips, period music, etc.).

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War


PARTNERSHIP

The National Battlefields Commission is proud to show reproductions of historical objects by secondary school students, in partnership with the Commission scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin (School Board).

Details at csbe.qc.ca/sap/repro

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General Information

Activity Cost Period Maximum capacity Duration Language Meeting place

Soldier of the Martello Tower

$6.00 / student*

Year-round

125 or 145 students**

1 h 30

English or French

Martello
Towers

The Military (The battles of the Plains of Abraham)

$5.50 / student*

Year-round

300 students

Plains of Abraham Museum

The Snowshoer

$13.50 / student*

December to March (according to snow coverage)

60 students

1 h 45

The 20th Century Walk

$6.00 / student*

Year-round

Unlimited

1 h 30

Battles (1759-1760)

Guided tour
 $6.00 / student*

Self-directed tour
$3.00 / student

Year-round 

60 students 

1 h 

Wolfe and Montcalm

$6.00 / student*

November to April

Unlimited

1 h or
1 period

Your
school

The Quebec City Martello Towers on the Alert

$125.00 / 1 class
$110.00 / 2nd class and following

November to April, between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time)

1 class at a time

45 min

Your school via Internet

Montcalm

1759 (from the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham)

Free

Year-round

Unlimited

n/a

Your school

* A minimum fee will apply and/or travel expenses may apply beyond 50 km.
** 125 students: from September to late April; 145 students: from May to late June. 

We are registered with the répertoire de ressources en culture-éducation of Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec under the name Parc des Champs-de-Bataille. The cultural activities of the organisations that have subscribed to this directory are eligible for government of Quebec funding.

INFORMATION AND RESERVATION

The National Battlefields Commission
Group reservations
Telephone: 418-648-5371
Toll-Free: 1-855-648-5371
Fax: 418-648-3809
E-Mail: reservation@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

A reservation is mandatory for every activity. A dining-room can be available on request. All costs include taxes. Prices and details are subject to change.