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Welcome to the Elementary Ethics and Religious section of LEARN.  Here you will find Learning and Evaluation Situations (LES) for teachers, and various resources for students to use.  Some LES require LEARN sign in.

New ERC Teacher Stories for 2017. Check out our feature story and others:  Go to page
 

Teaching and Learning Tools

Learning & Evaluation Situations  

The Ethics and Religious Culture program is being offered in elementary and secondary level classrooms as of September 2008. To support teachers in its application, Learning and Evaluation Situations (LES) are being written by Anglophone resources, with the support and expertise of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur.  Each LES has Teacher Tools and Student Tools (either annexed to the same document, or in the form of a separate Student Booklet.

Cycle 1 LES

Various LES are available below.  Note that login to LEARN is required.

  • Shared and Different Needs.
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. The teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Welcoming a Unique Being.
    Updated in 2012. Download   
  • Rules and Values.
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Stories About Key Figures: Memorable Births. Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Celebrations of Light. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Interdependent Relationships in Families. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Wild Animals In Our Environment. 
    Validated version of June 2011.  Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Stories That Have Touched People - Noah’s Ark. 
    Validated version of June 2011.  Teacher and student tools. Download  

Cycle 2 LES

Various LES are available below.  Note that login to LEARN is required.

  • An Ideal Schoolyard. 
    Updated in 2012.  Teacher and student tools. Download     
  • The Colours of Diversity: A Student Exhibit. 
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Spring Giving.
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Writings Related to Religious Traditions. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Forms of Religious Expression: Symbols and Objects. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download 
  • The Company We Keep. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Celebrations. 
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Truth and Lying. 
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools. Download  

Cycle 3 LES

Various LES are available below.  Note that login to LEARN is required.

  • Fellowship.
    Non-validated LES translated from French.  Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Discovering Key Figures.
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • A Community Life Charter.  
    New in English in 2012. Download  
  • Gender Roles, Norms & Stereotypes. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download    Student booklet. Download  
  • A Diverse Menu. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download 
  • Actions That Make a Difference. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download
  • Ways of Representing Time.
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools: Download 
  • Managing Tensions and Conflicts: Finding Peaceful Solutions.
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools: Download  
  • Values and Norms in Religious and Spiritual Traditions. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download    Student booklet. Download 

Graphic Organizers

These graphic organizers were adapted for the ERC program by Natalie Knott and Craig Bullett from LEARN's Focus - Elementary series.

Cycle 1 organizers as one large PDF.   Download 
Cycle 2 organizers as one PDF.  Download available soon 
Cycle 3 organizers as one PDF. Download available soon 

Professional Learning

Teacher Stories from the ERC Blog

A series of interviews on how educators have approached teaching Ethics and Religious Culture in our schools. No two views are the same, but we have tried to keep the questions for each participant the same. (Want to share yours?  See our online form. Go to site )

To read all our Teacher Stories Go to page New stories featured monthly!

 

ERC and Literacy 
Lester B. Pearson School Board, this document has been developed as a teacher resource to support the implementation of the Ethics and Religious Culture Curriculum. "One of our primary goals was to provide teachers with a planning resource that is directly linked to a number of picture books. For each of the picture books you will find the bibliographic reference, as well as, the curriculum competencies and key features."   Download

RECITDP site in French

http://www.recitdp.qc.ca  Go to site

MEES Video and information pamphlet

Video overview page:  Go to site  (However the English video is here!)

Classroom Conversations !  
Teachers express their opinions, discuss their own experiences, share teaching strategies, and learn about the new ERC program and its objectives as they go. Read about the event. View the video!

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player

 

MEES Program Documents

Programs of Study for ERC

Main MEES site for programs  Go to site
Video and pamphlet overview page Go to site  (Note, English video here)
Elementary Program  Download

Progression of Learning

Progression of Learning Go to siteDownload

Evaluation Frameworks

Overview and search page on MEES site  Go to site
Elementary Ethics and Religious Culture   Download
Secondary Cycle One:   Ethics and Religious Culture  and PDF version, (167.78 Kb)
Secondary Cycle Two:   Ethics and Religious Culture  and PDF version, (167.78 Kb)