Welcome to secondary History at LEARN. Here you will find collections of materials and guides to help you help students learn about their past, and to "develop their historical thinking, that is, a set of intellectual skills that involve distancing themselves from that past, by using a method of critical analysis—the historical method."

Veuillez noter que les contenus sur cette page sont exclusivement en anglais. Visitez le site du RECITUS.


LCEEQ Presentation on Historical Thinking:
Matt R. (WQSB) and I (Paul R. LEARN) are presenting on HIstorical Thinking concepts and strategies at the LCEEQ Conference this year (#lceeq2018).  We will be expanding on information in the Evaluation & Historical Thinking section of LEARN.  Our Slides and materials are now available:  Go to page

Teaching and Learning Tools


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. 

For Teacher versions with activities posted on the community:   Go to page
For Student versions or to just browse:  Go to page 


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


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.  Note:  They are 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


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   


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!

Cartograf homepage and sample learning scenario maps:  Go to page 
Help page and tutorial video:  Go to page
Teachers page and how to build scenario:  Go to page

Développement professionnel

Billets pour les enseignant.e.s en univers social

Le blog LEARN est plein d'articles intéresants qui peuvent contribuer à votre développement en tant qu'enseignant.e.s en univers social et ils sont amusants à lire! En voici quelques-uns pour vous en anglais: 

TIC en univers social

Le RÉCIT de l'univers social offre différentes sessions de formation et présente des dossiers pour l'utilisation de la technologie. Voici quelques exemples :

Associations professionnelles et communautés d'apprentissage

Diverses associations et groupes permettent aux enseignants en univers social de communiquer, de partager avec d'autres enseignants et de se développer en tant qu'apprenants professionnels. Voici quelques groupes clés:

Secondary 3 History Professional Community
Commununauté Histoire du Québec et du Canada. Visiter le site 

L'Association Québécoise pour la didactique de l'histoire et géographie.  Visiter le site 

Association québécoise pour l’enseignement en univers social. Visiter le site 
Visit and join their Facebook page and group too!  Visiter le site 

Société des professeurs d'histoire du Québec. Visiter le site 

Le groupe des responsables de l'univers social. Visiter le 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 of Quebec and Canada Sec. 3 & 4 program Download

Cycle 2 History and Citizenship Education (Old program)  Download

Cycle 2 History of the 20th Century   Download

Cycle 2 Cultural Geography Download

Cycle 2 Financial Education Program Download

Cycle 2 Contemporary World   Four credits  Two credits 

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

Evaluation Frameworks
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

Go to site



Consultant LEARN et contacts

Paul Rombough - Consultant services pédagogiques

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Social Sciences
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Physical Education and Health
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