Builders of the City 

This tour focuses on the people who have influenced the city’s cultural, social, and political history.
Picture of Bytown Museum Canal

This tour focuses on the people who have influenced the city’s cultural, social, and political history, and how interactions between various groups helped shape our city right up until today, as well as those who, quite literally, built this city, its most famous buildings, and neighbourhoods, from the ground up. Learn about everything from the building of the Rideau Canal, and our first Parliament, to the Lower and Upper Town divide, and the oddities of the Victorian era. This tour is designed to link to the social studies curriculum with students learning about how different groups of people lived, and interacted with each other, and how their lives are different from ours today. They will be able to use the artifacts and secondary sources in the museum to discuss and debate how their lives have been shaped by the past.

 

Education Value and Curriculum Connections:

  • Grades 3-5 Language
  • Grade 3 Social Studies A1.1, A1.3, A2.1, A2.2, A3.2, A3.7, B1.1, B1.2
  • Grade 4 Social Studies B1.1, B3.2, B3.3
  • Grade 3 – Understanding Structures & Mechanisms: Strong & Stable Structures 1.1, 1.2

Format

In Person

Duration

60-minute & 90-minute offerings

Language

English, Français

Fee