Online Educational Workshops

Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle

Duration: 60 minutes (we recommend that teachers schedule approximately 75 minutes)
Clientele: Canadian students aged between 12 and 18 years
Capacity: One group/class per reservation, up to 35 students

As part of our online activity series, we are pleased to offer educational workshops designed for Canadian schools. 

Each activity consists of a quiz led by a guide-interpreter and presented on PowerPoint slides through the Zoom, Google Meet or Teams video conferencing applications, whichever is most convenient for you.

Depending on the workshop selected, students will be able to explore a period in Canadian history while learning about citizenship education concepts included in various provincial and territorial curricula across Canada.

New France and the Indigenous Peoples (1534 - 1763)

Educational Objectives

By participating in this interactive quiz, students will learn more about:

  • the governor’s role in the major events that shaped the French colony of North America from 1534 to 1763;
  • the history of the Indigenous peoples and their contribution to building Canada;
  • the elements of continuity and change in Crown-Indigenous relations.

Themes covered

The Indigenous peoples in North America, European explorations, the agricultural and trade activities of the Indigenous peoples and French settlers, the founding of Québec, relations between the French Crown and Indigenous peoples, the colonial administration of New France, alliances and military conflicts, the Great Peace of Montréal, North American population demographics, the Seven Years’ War.

A Canada in the Making (1758 - 1867)

Educational Objectives

By participating in this interactive quiz, students will learn more about:

  • the events that shaped Canadian history during the British period (1758–1867);
  • the steps that led to Canadian Confederation in 1867;
  • the evolution of the office of the governor general from 1758 to 1867 and the role played by the Crown’s representative during that period.

Themes covered

The Royal Proclamation, the Crown in Canada, the arrival of the Loyalists, Canada’s first democratic institutions, trade activities, the War of 1812, the waves of Irish immigration, the rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada, responsible government, the gold rush, Confederation, the residence of governors general.

A Changing Country (1867 - today)

Educational Objectives

By participating in this interactive quiz, students will learn more about:

  • the evolution of the governor general’s role and responsibilities since Confederation;
  • how Canada became a sovereign nation and a leader on the world stage.

Themes covered

Canada’s political system, the role and responsibilities of the governor general (appointing the prime minister, granting Royal Assent, dissolving Parliament, reading the Speech from the Throne, etc.), the role of the commander-in-chief of the Canadian Armed Forces, the stages of Canada’s political autonomy, international relations, Canada’s evolution in the 20th century.

To Participate

All educational activities are free, but you must register to participate.

In class

To participate, all you need is an Internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. A large screen or projection canvas is recommended for an optimal experience.

Distance learning

Students will need an Internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. The teacher will be able to email them the confirmation link to participate in the online activity from home.

Schedule

From September 7 to December 17, 2021, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST (last reservation at 3:00 p.m.)

Please note that  there will be no online educational workshops on September 30, October 11 and November 11 , 2021.

Register

For more information, contact our Visitor Services reservations desk by email at citadelle@gg.ca or by telephone at 1-866-936-4422.