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Virtual Museum of Canada Teachers' Centre

Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
15 Eddy Street, 15-4-A
Hull, QC K1A 0M5

Tel: 819-994-1200
Toll-Free (Canada & US only): 1-800-520-2446
Fax: 819-994-9555
Email: service@chin.gc.ca
http://www.chin.gc.ca


Bring Museums Into Your Classroom
Every day, you strive to engage the minds of your students and inspire them with a love of learning. Having the right resources is critical. The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) provides a range of activities that you can integrate into your lesson planning. Easily and quickly accessible via the Internet, the VMC is an invaluable teaching tool.

Museums have long been recognized as rich sources of education and enlightenment. The VMC lets you leverage that excellence, with high calibre information resources created by expert museum professionals and educators from across Canada.

Enter The Portal: VMC'S Teacher's Centre
The Teachers' Centre at virtualmuseum.ca is specifically designed for you and provides a range of tools to help you create interesting and enjoyable learning experiences for your students.

· "Learning With Museums" is a search engine that identifies educational material on Canadian museum Web sites - lesson plans, games, activities are only a click away. You can search by age group, school subject and curriculum area.

· "What's On" gives you access to museum events happening nearby - special exhibits and demonstrations that complement your teaching program.

· "This Week In History" offers a quick glance at events that have shaped our country. You can access both weekly summaries and full archives.

Broader Exploration
Beyond the Teachers' Centre, virtualmuseum.ca contains several engaging sections that will appeal to you and your students alike. Explore Virtual Exhibits, discover the Image Gallery, enjoy Fun & Games, and learn about the stories held in trust by Canada's museums. The "PERSONAL MUSEUM" section is sure to appeal to your students: here, they can build their very own exhibits and complete class assignments using the rich resources of the VMC.

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