Reading Through the Archives: Time of War, Separation and Migration © therearmirror

Reading through Archives: time of war, separation and migration

Clientele: secondary, cycle 2
Dates: full year
Duration: 75 to 90 minutes – In classroom
Cost: free

In times of war, men, women and children are confronted with experiences of separation and mourning. The First World War raged in Europe a century ago, and the impact was felt as far away as Montreal

Still today, many people fleeing armed conflicts seek refuge in Montreal. What can we learn from past events?

1) A museum guide brings a multimedia production to your school and explores archival documents with the students. This educational activity revives the period from 1914 to 1918 in Montreal by looking at critical experiences in the lives of individuals.
2) In a workshop, students draw parallels with contemporary situations and think about ways they can be more welcoming to newcomers affected by war and loss.

Download the complete 2017-2018 educational activities program

Before making your reservation, please prepare the following information:

  • The title of activity chosen;
  • Three possible dates to facilitate the reservation process;
  • Preferred time for your tour, the number of students in your group, their grade level, and the language in which you would like the tour to be conducted;
  • Complete contact information for your organization, including an email address to enable us to send you a tour confirmation notice.

After making your reservation, you will receive confirmation by email. Please acknowledge receipt to confirm the time of your visit and the number of participants.

To ensure the visit goes smoothly, set aside enough time for the cloakroom, snacks and washroom breaks.

Lastly, plan to have one accompanying adult for every 15 students. He or she will be admitted for free of charge.

Changes or cancellations

Unless you notify us of changes 48 hours before the date of your activity, you will be charged for the number of participants indicated in your reservation.

Method of payment

On the day of the activity, the person responsible for the group is asked to proceed to the admissions desk to settle payment. The total amount may be paid via invoice or on site via cash or cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the McCord Museum.

Lunch area

A lunch area is available for a fee of $50.

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514-861-6701, ext. 2234

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Lunch area

A lunch area is available for a fee of $50.

Make a reservation