Living in Montréal

Living in Montréal

Level   Primary - Cycles 2 and 3
Duration of the tour   1 hour 30 minutes
Place   The permanent exhibition Traces. Places. Memories. and for Cycle 2, our multi-purpose room for the section about the Iroquoians.
Language   French and English.

The permanent exhibition introduces students to Montréal’s history, from the first Iroquoians settlers around 1535 to the present day. Through stories featuring nine- to 15-year-old children, students become aware of changes in how society and territory have been organized in Montréal.

Seeing Montréal through children’s eyes, across the centuries… a rich and moving experience!

For Cycle 2
The tour focuses on the Iroquoians presence in Hochelaga, brought to life with Amerindian objects, and the French Régime, portrayed through the authentic account of Françoise Godé, a nine-year-old girl who was present when Montréal was founded in 1642. We also look briefly at the eras that follow up to the 1950s through the stories of Sarah, Matthew and Pietro.

For Cycle 3
This tour for students in grades 5 and 6 covers the history of Montréal from the time it was founded to the present day, from the story of Françoise Godé to the story of Isabelle, who attended the opening ceremonies of the 1976 Olympic Games.

Educational activities  
  • Educational materials

    Living in Montreal [599 ko - 10 pages]

  • Before the tour
    Françoise, Age 9, Founder of Montréal?

    Students will get to know Françoise Godé, a 9-year-old girl who was present when Montréal was founded in 1642.

  • After the tour
    In Which Era Would You Like to Live?

    Based on the tour of the museum and the stories of children from different periods in Montréal’s history, students can choose the era in which they would have most enjoyed living, and explain why.