Artifacts, Archives, and Acquisition: French and the Royal BC Museum

Going on traditional fieldtrips to downtown Victoria  isn't the only for students to experience the Royal BC Museum.  Participants will be introduced to and explore digital resources, out of the box field trips or workshops, and ready made lessons available on the new and improved Learning Portal. This session will focus specifically on newly translated or created French resources, and how to integrate language and content. Participants will be led through a sample lesson, and will leave with resources, and ready to use classroom activities appropriate for the grade 4-8 early or late French Immersion classroom.

Target Audience



10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

This session is full.


  • École Arbutus Global Middle School
    Tamara O'Reilly

    Tamara has been teaching for 12 years and has a passion for language and history.  She has her BA in History, BEd, and MEd in Modern Languages Education. Tamara currently teaches at the middle school level and loves the joys, challenges and energy preteens bring to the classroom each day.

    Most recently, she has been one of several educators working with the Royal BC Museum to translate and develop French language resources for the Learning Portal and ShareEd BC.

  • Liz Crocker

    Liz joined the Learning Team at the Royal BC Museum in 2016 after more than 25 years of working in education, interpretation and heritage with parks, historic sites and museums in British Columbia. At the museum she manages the content for the Learning Portal and has a focus on distance learning, natural history and archives.

    In 2021, Liz gathered French teachers from across the province to identify and develop museum resources for BC French teachers. The project continues and in 2022 the museum was able to publish more than twenty new French resources for French teachers related to the nature and culture of British Columbia. See our shared resources below.