*NEW* FREE online workshops for teachers and facilitators

Parks Canada is pleased to partner with École en Réseau to present free online workshops all year long. This year, the workshops are:

  • Diplomacy in New France - November 25, 2021
  • Victorian Christmas – December 8, 2021
  • Quarantine on Grosse Île: scientific developments - March 16, 2022
  • Quarantine on Grosse Île: 1847 - March 16, 2022
  • The Fortifications of Québec and UNESCO - April 7, 2022

Facilitators and teachers are required to register online in advance for each workshop via the École en Réseau* website https://eer.qc.ca/. Registration for 2022 workshops will be open in December 2021. 

*Please note that the École en Réseau website is only available in French. However, all of the presentations listed on this page will be given in both official language. Registration and information is available in English via the links below. You can also contact us at pc.diffusionexterne-outreach.pc@canada.ca 

How does it work?

The day before each presentation, those who have signed up will receive an email with a link to join the workshop. All presentations will be recorded and can be viewed after the original presentation date using a link provided to those that registered for the presentation.


Detailed presentations


Diplomacy in New France

In collaboration with logo musée huron-wendat logo bureau du Nionwentsio

What was the lifestyle of the settlers in New France? Did you know that there was a Governor General whose main function was diplomacy? At the same time, the Huron-Wendat lived in clans in longhouses. Students will learn about the importance of diplomatic relations between the governors and Huron-Wendat chiefs.

They will learn:

  • the roles of the Governor General and Sovereign Council
  • the importance of diplomacy and diplomatic relations with First Nations
  • the French settlers’ way of life in the 18th century
  • the longhouse lifestyle and relationships based on exchange

Target audience: Primary, Cycle 2
Date :November 25, 2021 at 1:15 pm (in english) *
Registration Deadline : November 24, 2021
Register:https://eer.qc.ca/activites-en-reseau/1631480708272-diplomacy-in-new-france
* This workshop will also be available in french on November 24, 2021 at 9 am and 1:15 pm.

Victorian Christmas
What do the George-Étienne-Cartier House in Montreal and the Dauphine Redoubt in Quebec City have in common? These two historic sites hosted numerous receptions and Christmas celebrations. It was during the Victorian period (1837-1901) that the festivities changed and shaped our current traditions. The activity will immerse students in 19th century bourgeois holiday customs and practices.

Target audience: Primary, Cycle 3
Date :December 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm (in english) *
Registration Deadline : December 7,2021
Register: https://eer.qc.ca/activites-en-reseau/1629490098043-victorian-christmas
* This workshop will also be available in french on December 7, 2021 at 9 am and 1:15 pm.

 

Quarantine on Grosse Île: Scientific Developments
Do you know how long could immigrants be quarantined on Grosse Île? Students will learn how the Grosse Île quarantine station fought the spread of contagious diseases brought to Canada by ships carrying immigrants to the port of Québec for 105 years and how science has contributed to the station’s evolution over the years.

They will learn:

  • the old beliefs at the beginning of the 19th century and the initial context of the station
  • scientific and technological developments in the world at the end of the 19th century
  • the modernization of the quarantine station and the role of Dr. Frederick Montizambert
  • scientific disinfection, hospital care and other advances at Grosse Île

Target audience: Secondary
Date :March 16, 2022 at 9 am (in english) *
Registration Deadline : March 15, 2022
Register:coming December 2021
* This workshop will also be available in french on March 15, 2022 at 9 am and 1:15 pm.

 

Quarantine on Grosse Île, 1847
Did you know that more than 90,000 immigrants, the majority of whom came from Ireland, passed through Grosse Île in 1847? Students will discover the history of Grosse Île, a quarantine station from 1832 to 1935. Special attention will be paid to the year 1847 and the history of Irish immigration to Canada.

They will learn:

  • the operation of a quarantine station
  • the Irish Tragedy of 1847
  • Irish Heritage in Canada

Target audience: Primary, Cycle 3
Date :March 16, 2022 at 1:15 pm (in english) *
Registration Deadline : March 15, 2022
Register:coming December 2021
* This workshop will also be available in french on March 17, 2022 at 9 am and 1:15 pm.

The Fortifications of Québec and UNESCO
Do you know who convinced the population of Québec to keep its fortifications? Students will learn about the fascinating history of the fortifications to better understand why they are the cornerstone of the Old Québec historic district’s inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

They will learn:

  • The evolution of Québec’s defensive system from the 17th to the 19th century
  • Parks Canada’s role as guardian of the UNESCO Charter in Québec
  • Fortifications of Québec, from Lord Dufferin to the present day

Target audience: Secondary
Date :April 7, 2022 at 1:15 pm (in english) *
Registration Deadline : April 6, 2022
Register:coming December 2021
* This workshop will also be available in french on April 6, 2022 at 9 am and 1:15 pm.