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Territories and Identities

Do we inhabit a territory or does the territory inhabit us? What impact do we have on others? From one ocean to another to another, communities develop their way of life according to the climate, the relief, the rivers and the forest. A spectacular landscape, with the allure of terrestrial paradise overflowing with resources, inspires us and creates a desire to live within it. From the first nations to immigrants, various cultures have met and transformed from their contact with each other. Somewhere between sharing and adaptation, diverse peoples co-exist while upholding the continuity of their traditions and institutions. In which territory do you see yourself? Your room? Your city? Your country?


Type of activity
In-class activity with a mediator (starting January 4, 2021)
Our mediators travel to many schools across Montreal: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Côte-des-Neige–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, Lasalle, Le Sud-Ouest, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord, Outremont, Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Léonard, Verdun, Ville-Marie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, Côte-Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Montreal West, Town of Mount Royal and Westmount.

Virtual visit with a mediator


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Topics explored

Students will identify elements of different city and country landscapes as well as the seasons represented.


Students will explore works through observation exercises and games.

The workshop

Using oil pastels, students will create an imaginary landscape where they would like to live.

Materials used:

  • Oil pastels
  • Coloured paper board
A developmental learning experience

Works of art are a magnificent gateway to stimulate learning across many areas of development. Beyond artistic discoveries, children will build their understanding of the world at the Museum.

In this activity, students will specifically learn to:

  • Assert their personality
  • Interact cooperatively
  • Communicate
  • Build their understanding of the world
  • Finish a project
  • Exercise their sensory and motor skills
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