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Travelling Roadcases

Roadcases are travelling treasure chests offering everything teachers need to engage and educate students on select subject matter. 

Each case comes complete with instruments and artifacts from the NMC Collection, as well as lesson plans, supporting materials (worksheets, videos, etc.), and hands-on activities. Roadcases can be booked for a period of two weeks and are available to schools across Canada. 

Currently, we offer two roadcases for you to choose from: the Métis Music Roadcase and the Hearing and Sound Roadcase.


Métis Music Roadcase: Grades 4 to 7

Location: Your school

Duration: Two weeks

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Language(s): Available in French or English

Cost: $200+GST and shipping (free pick-up is also available from the NMC office)

Take students on an exploration of Métis music, history and culture!

Available in English and French, the Métis Music Roadcase is filled with interactive activities that will engage and educate students through hands-on experiences. Using instruments and artifacts from NMC’s collection, students will gain an awareness of and appreciation for Métis music and its many meanings. 

Included in the roadcase are lesson plans, artifacts, and resources that offer an in-depth look into Métis history and culture. 


Hearing and Sound Roadcase: Grade 3

Location: Your school

Duration: Two weeks

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Science, ICT

Language(s): English

Cost: $200+GST and shipping (free pick-up is also available from the NMC office)

Take students on an in-depth investigation into the science of sound!

With our Hearing and Sound Roadcase, students will explore the elements of sound including vibration, pitch, volume, timbre, and more. Lesson plans and supporting materials are provided, along with instruments and artifacts from NMC’s collection such as an autoharp, sonica, and melodica. Each item provides teachers with a unique opportunity to engage students in hands-on activities and experiences. 

Roadcase activities are designed to sequentially build student understanding of the many aspects of sound while supporting a broad range of curriculum connections. Talk about good vibrations! 


“Having these particular instruments to demonstrate was wonderful because they were not the standard instruments that [students] are used to seeing or hearing. Having the actual instruments to demonstrate on gives the students hands-on experience with vibration and how sound is produced. It makes it real for them. The visual and hands-on [activity] is so much better for the students because it stays with them longer than just reading about it.”

— Teacher, St. Bede School, Calgary


Book a Roadcase

Roadcases can be booked for a period of two weeks. Please select your preferred date(s) using the form below. Delivery/pickup arrangements will be made upon confirmation of your booking.

Please be advised that submitting this form does not confirm your booking. Confirmation will be made via phone or email. 

If you have any questions about booking a roadcase, please contact NMC’s educational bookings team at (403) 543-5119 or email us at education@nmc.ca.