Marie-Geneviève Nadeau, inhabitant in 1759, presents our activities to you.
The Plains of Abraham: a leader in living history. A unique experience appreciated by more than 1 000 000 participants!
Grade 7 to 12
- The Military
- Wolfe and Montcalm (in your classroom)
- Battles | 1759-1760
- The Snowshoer
- The 20th Century Walk
- Montcalm Through Videoconferencing
- Soldier of the Martello Tower
- 1759, From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham
Download the PDF brochure of our educational activities for students grade 7 to 12.
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 muskets and cannons, and treat wounded fellows fallen on the battlefield.
Accessories : interactive whiteboard (IWB), cannons, muskets, 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.
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 musket loading competition. Participate in an intriguing historical quiz and attend a surgical demonstration of the period.
Accessories : muskets, 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.
Accompanied by a member of the Canadian militia, learn about the history of the siege of Québec and of the battles of the Plains of Abraham. 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.
Put on your caps, mittens and snowshoes and learn about winter sports practised 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.
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, the baby boom, etc. An extraordinarily entertaining, interactive tour and an extension of this prestigious park.
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. 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.
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 : muskets, wooden horse and period objects in an authentic decor.
"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.
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 Indigeneous peoples, 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.).
Taxes not included
|The Military||$5.25 / student*||Year-round||1 h 30||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|Wolfe and Montcalm||$5.75 / student*||November to April||1 h or 1 period||Your school|
|Battles | 1759-1760||Guided tour
$5.25 / student*
|Year-round||1 h||Plains of Abraham Museum|
$2.75 / student*
|Year-round||1 h||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|The Snowshoer||$12.00 / student*||December to March
(according to snow coverage)
|1 h 45||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|The 20th Century Walk||$5.25 / student*||Year-round||1 h 30||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|Montcalm Through Videoconferencing||$115.00 / class||November to April between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm (Eastern Standart Time)||45 min||Your school via Internet|
|Soldier of the Martello Tower||$5.25 / student*||Year-round||1 h 30||Martello Towers|
|1759 | From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham||Free||Year-round||–||Your school|
* A minimum fee will apply and/or travel expenses may apply beyond 50 km.
Great for groups of special needs students.
We are registered with the Répertoire culture-éducation of Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec under the name Plaines d'Abraham. The cultural activities of the organisations that have subscribed to this directory are eligible for financial support from the Government of Québec.
Information and Group Reservation:
The National Battlefields Commission
Plains of Abraham Museum
835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue
Québec (Québec) G1R 2L3
- Reservation required for every activity.
- A dining-room can be available on request.
- Costs do not include taxes.
- Prices and details are subject to change.
The National Battlefields Commission is proud to show reproductions of historical objects, crafted by high school students, at the Plains of Abraham Museum. For 12 years, the Student Masterworks exhibition has been made possible thanks to a partnership with the Commission scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin (School Board).