Welcome to the secondary History section at LEARN. Here you will find materials and guides to help your students learn about their past and to "develop historical thinking skills". Explore the various sections for resources and information, check out my latest Social Sciences update, and follow us on Twitter below.
Document Collections for Sec 3/4 | Graphic Organizers, Cycle 1 | Etc.?
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Teaching and Learning Tools
HISTORY OF QUEBEC & CANADA: DOCUMENT COLLECTIONS, COMMUNITY AND MORE...
Several activity scenarios and document packages have been collected by teachers and consultants, and are being shared here through LEARN and via the Education-histoire community portal.
HISTORY & CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (OLDER CYCLE 2 PROGRAM)
Some LES and project packages for the older HCE program are still available for use with the new history programs, since they are easily adaptable and contain valuable resources:
- Emergence of New France: Programs of colonization and a new society
Programs of colonization in New France? Was New France autonomous by 1760? Download
- Demands and struggles: Liberalism and democratic ideas in colony of Quebec
How did liberal and democratic ideas contribute to our national identity? Download
- An Environmental Perspective on Industrialization & Confederation
How did economic, social, political transformations affect the environment? Download (An archived of the organizers: Download)
- Population (Local and Quebec’s Population Today)
Do trends in population growth affect my local territory? Compared to other cities, the province? Download
- Population (First Peoples onward)
Students decide whether or not it was worth it to immigrate to Canada, whether or not the Canadian dream was for most a reality. Download
- Population (Immigration experiences. iPad workshop LES
Officially Canada is a welcoming country in which all nationalities are welcome. Has it always been this way? Many resources on different immigrant groups. Download
- Some Missing Pages and A WW1 Soldier's Story
"A project on the presence of the Black community in Quebec and Canada." Note: We were unable to import the Missing Pages section of the old site, but the book has been made available. Download Also, we have created PDFs of the old learning scenario a Soldier's Story, which refers to the sections in the original book. Download
Medieval cities LES Go to site
Characterize sedentary society? Go to site
Writing in Mesopotamia? Go to site
Athens democratic? Go to site
Romanization Go to site
European expansion & First Peoples Go to site
New Vision of Humanity: Reformation Go to site
Causes of American Revolution Go to site
Looking for Cycle 1 GEOGRAPHY tasks, docs and scenarios? Go to page
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER COLLECTIONS
Below is our central store-house for various graphic organizers found in the myriad learning scenarios and document packages on LEARN. For convenience we have tried to gather them together here, and loosely organize them around various Historical Thinking concepts and specifically their guideposts document, and also referencing the Soc Sci Techniques and the Intellectual Operations.
Cause and consequence. Go to site
Characterize a historical event. Go to site
Compare and contrast. Go to site
Continuity and Change Go to site
Establish significance Go to site
Historical concepts Go to site
Prior Knowledge Go to site
Reflections (Personal, Ethical, etc.) Go to site
Situate in Time and Space Go to site
Take a Historical / Geo Perspective Go to site
Using Information & Evidence Go to site
ZZZ... Unsorted organizers Go to site
Featured this fall: Intellectual Operations Master Kit (from SWLSB & LBPSB consultants)
The I.O. Master Kit is a complex graphic organizer with moveable parts. It is a physical kit designed to be printed out and laminated. Students, working in small groups, can use it to physically ‘map out’ a historical event, in order to practice and perform various intellectual operations in the social sciences.
Read more on Dan's blog post here Access the kit & related organizers here
EVALUATION STRATEGIES AND TOOLS
Tools and strategies to help teachers use the evaluation frameworks, monitor skills particular to the social sciences, and develop some best practices for exam situations. LEARN IO icons and RECITUS Badges now available! Go to page
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMPETENCIES AND ESSENTIAL COUNTER HISTORIES
Strategies and resources (icons too!) to support curricula that frame and infuse students' learning through the perspective of social justice and the active transformation of all forms of discrimination. Counter histories that could weave their way through the Quebec programs. Download
Cartograf Mapping Tool
Cartograf is an 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!
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 Cycle 1 Download
Cycle 1 Geography Program Download
Cycle 2 History and Citizenship Education (Old 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 2 History Go to site
- Cycle 1 Geography Go to site
- Cycle 2 Contemporary world Go to site (PDF version)
- History of Quebec & Canada (new program). See "knowledge" within the program
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
CONTACTS AND WHAT'S NEW IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
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You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARN General Contacts
For LEARN addresses and phone contacts, and for eConferencing Support, visit the main LEARN
contacts section Go to page
Twitter accounts worth following
Paul Rombough @paulrombo
Matt Russell @historyrussell
Craig Bullett @RECIT4ESSB
Dan Hedges @dhedgegrove
Joan Zachariou @SSLBPSB
RÉCIT de l'univers social @recitus
Resources, ideas, inspiration for Social Science
Tweets to hashtag: #socsciLEARN