Teaching and Learning Tools (CW)
Tensions & Conflict: The Rwandan Genocide through graphic novels and interviews
An examination of history through media, using interviews and video testimonials of survivors, and through use of the graphic novel Smile Through the Tears.
Wealth: Distribution of Wealth and Emerging Economies
(Balancing social justice with economic development)
An approach that looks at poverty and economic disparity around the world, examines causes, and reflects on our own role as consumers. Students look at products we use in everyday life, media representations of those products, and consider real responses from youth in the emerging economies where those products are produced. Archive of older Google Doc version: Download
Power: The sovereignty of states and economic or political associations
The case of Turkey and the European Union
LES that examines economic and political associations. Focus on European Union, history and issues in general, then interpretation specifically around the entry application of Turkey to join the EU. Link to archived Google Doc version: Go to site
Tensions and Conflict: Behind and Beyond the Oil Barrel
LES on the theme Tension and Conflict, focussing on present-day issues surrounding oil production and related foreign interventions.
Student Logbook PDF: Download Teacher's Guide: Download
Web based tools
Cartograf Mapping and Drawing Application
LEARN-RECITUS open-source, interactive web-based mapping and drawing application. It allows students and teachers to create and share maps, collect and analyze images, and work collaboratively on class projects! Go to page
Curated Resources (CW)
Recommended Web sites
RECITUS Monde contemporain
A great site for searching news articles and other resources related specifically to the various themes in the Contemporary World program. Visit Monde contemporain: Go to site
LEARN Blog entries for Social Sciences teachers
The LEARN blog is full of fasicinating artlcles, all of which can contribute to your development as a teacher... and they are fun to read! Here are a few especially for us Social Sciences folk:
Feedback Street: Formative Assessment in History. Go to page
Flipped History: A new approach for a new curriculum. Go to page
History of Quebec and Canada – Planning for a new curriculum. Go to page
Rapping Across the Curriculum. Go to page
A Time and a Place for Elsewhere: The Role of Context... Go to page
Geolocalize it: The global context of everything. Go to page
iPadding… upstream! How do you manage it? Go to page
3 a.m. blogging, and why social sciences should be social, & public! Go to page
Cartograf: Taking time for power mapping. Go to page
Imagining a more meaningful and contributive future for education. Go to page
History, reality…. and parties. Go to page
Life stories in the classroom, and beyond! Go to page
ICT in Social Sciences
The RECIT and LEARN often promote the use of technology in the social sciences. Here are few examples in English and French to wet your appetite:
Mobile techies: iPads in Social Sciences Go to site
- "Le questionnement et les questionnaires interactifs"
- "Les graphiques d'information"
- "Le temps"
- "La cartographie"
- "Les blogues"
- "Le TBI"
- "La mobilité"
Learning Communities & Professional Associations
Various associations and groups allow SocSci teachers to communicate and share, and to develop as professional learners. Here are a few key groups:
Secondary 3 History Professional Community
Commununauté Histoire du Québec et du Canada. Go to site
L'Association Québécoise pour la didactique de l'histoire et géographie. Go to site
Société des professeurs d'histoire du Québec. Go to site
Le groupe des responsables de l'univers social. Go to site
MEES Program Documents
Below you will find various Ministry of Education program and evaluation documents for the Secondary Social Sciences domain. (Click "show list" when items are hidden.)
Quebec Secondary Programs in Social Sciences
The QEP program documents describe course aims, competencies to develop, and course content.
Cycle 1 History and Citizenship Education Download
Cycle 1 Geography Program Download
Cycle 2 History of Quebec and Canada Sec. 3 & 4 program Download
Cycle 2 History of the 20th Century Download
Cycle 2 Cultural Geography Download
Cycle 2 Financial Education Program Download
Note that the main MEES Programs of Study page, where you will find these "General Education" Secondary School Education Programs and older programs, is now online here: Go to site
Progression/Precision of Learning documents
The Progression/Precision of Learning organizes knowledge and includes examples. Go to site
- Cycle 1 History Go to site
- Cycle 1 Geography Go to site
- Cycle 2 Contemporary world Go to site (PDF version)
- History of Quebec & Canada. See "knowledge" within the program Download
Below are links to the individual evaluation framework sites and documents. You can also search for the current and older frameworks on MEES site at Go to site
- Cycle 1 and 2 - History & Citizenship Education Download
- Cycle 2 (New) History of Québec and Canada program Download
- (Older) History & Citizenship Education framework Download
- Cycle 1 Geography framework Download
- Contemporary World online version Go to site
- Financial Education Download
BAMD: MEES approved books site
Bureau d'approbation du matériel didactique