Digital Programming

 Let us bring history to you! Engage your students from home or in the classroom with Virtual Programs from Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.


SCHEDULE YOUR VIRTUAL SCHOOL PROGRAM: 

Below you will find the program content, grade suitability, program length, and fees for our virtual education program or click HERE for the pdf. version.

Contact our Tour Coordinator: nathalie.canto@ontario.ca

Please indicate the name of your school, your preferred date and time, the number of students participating and their grade.

 

LIVE STREAMED Q & A SESSION (via Teams or Google Meet):
• Days: Tuesday to Friday
• Times: 9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm
• Duration: 45-60 minutes

COST & PAYMENT:
• $80 per program, per class (up to 35 students)
• Payment is required in full prior to receiving the virtual video link
• Payment by credit card over the phone within 7 days of the start of your confirmed Q & A session 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Students will discover early Canadian history, through the exploration of culture-contact, with a three-part educational program, which includes an introductory video, offering students a tour of the 17th century mission village, a live question and answer session with a Museum Professional and follow-up activities to extend the educational experience beyond the live session.

During the virtual tour through Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, students will learn about its rich history as Ontario’s first European community and the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat from 1639 to 1649.  They will follow in the footsteps of early European settlers and learn how the Wendat people came to influence the lives of the newcomers.

This flexible, curriculum-linked virtual field trip is available for in-class or remote learning and is suitable for all grade levels. It is available on MS Teams or Google Meet.


PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  1. A pre-recorded virtual tour of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons (15-minute video):
    • Follow in the footsteps of early European settlers and learn how the Huron-Wendat people came to influence the lives of the newcomers
    • Teachers are provided with a limited use link to the virtual tour video
    • Watch the program video together with your class or share the link with students who are learning from home
  2. A live streamed Q & A session (45-60 minutes):
    • Schedule a live video conference with one of our Program Coordinator for a more in-depth discussion about our historic site
    • This is a great opportunity for your students to ask questions early contact between Indigenous Peoples and European settlers, learn of the many challenges faced by these different groups and how they overcame them
  3. Optional (Pre or Post) Activities:
    • Access to student activity sheets and other resources

ONTARIO CURRICULUM LINKS:
• Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6: Strand A: Heritage and Identity
 Grade 5: Interactions of Indigenous Peoples and Europeans prior to 1713, in What Would Eventually Become Canada

GRADES SUITABILITY:  Grades 3 to 8
• We customize the depth, focus and delivery style of this program to the grade and learning goals of your class
• Please reach out to us if you have a specific topic you would like to address during your live session

CAPACITY:
• Capacity is limited to one class (maximum 35 students) per program (unless otherwise noted) to ensure greater engagement between our presenters and students
• Spaces are very limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis

ONLINE PLATFORMS:
• Google Meet
• MS Teams

CANCELLATION / MODIFICATIONS:
Once your booking is confirmed, please notify us of any cancellations or changes at least 7 days prior to your confirmed Q&A session date

REFUND POLICY:
Full refunds for paid programs will be given up to one week before the session. Programs cancelled within one week of the session will not be refunded but may be rescheduled for a later date subject to availability.

PLEASE NOTE: Virtual school programs are new for Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and part of our commitment to developing high-quality educational programs for all students. The programs are only offered in English at the moment, and are subject to change at any time. They may be delivered by staff in training, under supervision of a senior staff member. We appreciate the flexibility and collaboration of teachers in helping us develop new exciting programs. 

WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK!
After your session, you will receive a short survey to tell us how we did and make suggestions on how we could improve on the program