Welcome to the main page for Secondary History at LEARN. Here you can find the programs, and strategies and resources to help students "Develop historical thinking skills". Explore the various sections below and in the purple drop-down sections. Remember to check out the Elementary site and Cartograf too!
Teaching and Learning Tools (Cycle 1, Cycle 2, HQC, etc.)
HISTORY OF QUEBEC & CANADA: DOCUMENT COLLECTIONS, COMMUNITY AND MORE...
The Communauté Histoire is a MEES-sponsored community space for Secondary 3/4 teachers and consultants only. It is a private place to find and share resources, tools, lessons, etc. It is also now the principal provincial sharing location for evaluation tools which cannot be distributed publically.
Several activity scenarios and document packages produced by LEARN and partners are also shared via the Communauté Histoire portal. To login click to Go to site If you are a secondary 3/4 teacher, you can join via our English registration form.
LEARN's (and some RECITUS) document packages
For a list of LEARN's (and some RECITUS) document packages that are on the community in English, please browse the History of Quebec and Canada main page: Go to page
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
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, many developed for 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, while also referencing the Soc Sci Techniques and the Intellectual Operations. Links below access Google document "folders" and can be viewed in grid mode for previews.
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, etc. Go to site
Planing tools (new!) Go to site
Featured this fall: The Cause and Consequence Master Kit
(from SWLSB & LBPSB consultants DH and JZ)
The I.O. Master Kit for the I.O. Causes and Consequences 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
Featured: Black History Resources:
Not just about Black History Month. The threads of Black history in Canada are varied, often lost in the margins. LEARN consultants & partner teachers are finding useful resources to help you expand upon the QEP programs. Go to page
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 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
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
CONTACTS & UPDATES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
My main dossiers at LEARN include:
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Education for Reconciliation
Some Twitter folks worth following
RÉCIT de l'univers social @recitus