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Primary school

The Embark on history and A museum in my suitcase educationals programs features activities that are both instructive and fun, tailored to the students’ academic progress. Through these educational workshops devoted entirely to learning about Gaspesian history, the Musée de la Gaspésie hopes to offer a concrete way to achieve the various competencies related to the social universe. In addition, we offer suggestions for pre- and post-visit activities to help students to make the most of their visit – the first, to arouse their interest and the second, to help them integrate newly acquired knowledge.

Katherine Yockell

Education coordinator

(418) 368-1534 extension 109 animation@museedelagaspesie.ca

Mission artefactPrimary school, second cycle

The Musée de la Gaspésie is coming to your school!

The first part of the travelling educational program, A Museum in my suitcase, MISSION ARTEFACT recruits students to join the secret Musée de la Gaspésie team. Together with Marine Pégassie, they help find and repatriate three Gaspesian artefacts that are scattered around the globe. However, the task will not be easy, because the criminal organisation, SPOILER, has sent their two best agents in pursuit of these same artefacts. By doing real research and using their historical knowledge and logic, participants can complete their mission successfully.

Packed into a shipping case, this educational kit travels around the Gaspé Peninsula. It holds everything you need to explore the full magic of this high-tech educational program. The case contains a computer, a projector and a motion sensor that, once activated, projects an interactive image on the floor!

The game lasts from 40 minutes to an hour.
Reservations are required. To obtain a quote, contact the person in charge of the facilitated activities.

This project was accomplished with the financial participation of:

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A pirate at the museum! – Preschool

Scoundrel the Pirate has heard there are some extremely valuable items in the Museum’s collections, real TREASURES! While exploring the museum, she found a chest containing some strange things! She needs the kids’ help to identify them and figure out what they’re for! Might these be the Museum’s famous treasures?

This exploration activity, which combines storytelling and crafts, gives children their first contact with ancient objects and introduces them to the principles of museum conservation in a fun way. Guided by Scoundrel the Pirate, they discuss these objects, their usefulness and their value.

Fee: $5.25 per student
Add $2.50 per student to watch a virtual reality film!
Free for accompanying teachers and parents

Grab your magnifying glasses, detectives! – Primary school, first cycle

Help! Some little rascal has had fun mixing up dozens of old photos that haven’t been dated yet! Become apprentice detectives and ferret out clues to solve the enigma of the mysterious undated photos…

This activity gives students the opportunity to establish a first contact with archival photography and to become familiar with this medium that bears witness to other times and ways of life. They come into contact with authentic archival documents from the collections of the Musée de la Gaspésie (1880 to the present), illustrating familiar themes: streets, homes, families, schools, churches, shops, transportation on land and on water.

Fee: $5.25 per student
Add $2.50 per student to watch a virtual reality film!
Free for accompanying teachers and parents

Between forest and sea – Primary school, second cycle

Are you ready for an unforgettable expedition? In this role-playing game, you will play the role of a Gaspesian coureur des bois, an outlaw character who experiences a thousand and one adventures! You need to be determined and resourceful to embark on this Gaspesian expedition in the wilderness. Do you dare?

 School groups now have the opportunity to take part in a true obstacle course, regardless of the season. Between Forest and Sea is a brand-new expedition that presents an original facet of Gaspesian history: the illicit fur trade. Taking on the role of coureurs des bois, students will set out on an adventure on the Museum’s grounds. Trading European products and animal skins, crossing enemy territory, carrying a canoe, dealing with the postmaster… we’ve got quite an adventure in store for students!

Fee: $5.25 per student
Add $2.50 per student to watch a virtual reality film!
Free for accompanying teachers and parents

On the trail of the Mi’gmaq – Primary school, second cycle

Do you know the first inhabitants of the Gaspé Peninsula? The Mi’gmaq? Discover the fascinating history of this Gaspesian native community through real Mi’gmaq artifacts! Some are unusual, others ingenious, but all bear witness to a unique know-how!

Through an interactive presentation in the exhibition Where worlds meet, the facilitator leads the students to question themselves about the Mi’gmaq, their traditional way of life, their presence on the Gaspé Peninsula and their own unique characteristics. The activity is followed by an association game that invites students to link objects from the traditional Mi’gmaq way of life with objects that evoke our way of life today.

Fee: $5.25 per student
Add $2.50 per student to watch a virtual reality film!
Free for accompanying teachers and parents