Welcome to secondary History at LEARN. Here you will find collections of materials and guides to help your 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 pour les ressources en français !


Teaching and Learning Tools (Cycle 1, Cycle 2, HQC, etc.)

Secondary 3/4 History of Quebec & Canada

LEARN-RECITUS document collections, teaching strategies and evaluations are available via the History of Quebec & Canada resources page.  Note that most of these documents are only available through links to the Communauté Histoire, a MEES-sponsored space for Secondary 3/4 teachers and consultants.  Go to page

HCE (Older Cycle 2 Program)
Note that some LESs and project packages for the older HCE program are still available.  In many cases they are easily adaptable to the newer program content and can also 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

History Cycle 1 Secondary

We now have a separate page for our History Cycle 1  resources.  Here you will find document packages, learning situations, and Cartograf sample maps.  If you are looking for Cycle 1 GEOGRAPHY tasks, docs and scenarios they are available directly here

History Cycle 1 Secondary   Go to page

Featured section:  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.  

Black History Resources   Go to page 

Graphic Organizer Store House

Visit our central storehouse for various graphic organizers, many which were developed for the myriad learning scenarios and document packages elsewhere on LEARN.  For convenience, we have gathered them together, and to loosely organize them around various Historical Thinking concepts, their guideposts document, and the Quebec programs' Intellectual Operations. 

Graphic Organizer Store House  Go to page 

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. Note that this is where you will also find the LEARN I.O. icons and RECITUS Badges and Guides

Evaluation Strategies and Tools Go to page  

Feature: Social Justice Competencies

Lisa K. Taylor's strategies and resources (icons too!) to support curricula that frame and infuse students learning through a perspective of social justice and the active transformation of all forms of discrimination. Go to site   Related:  a personal (PR at LEARN) project to trace examples of counter histories that weave their way through the Quebec HQC program.  Go to page 

Cartograf - A LEARN-RECITUS Online 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    Go to site

Social Sciences How-Tos

Prepare for that history exam
Note:  The older Quebec, titled History & Citizenship, no longer exists!  That being said ... many of the exam-taking strategies mentioned in this How-To remain true!

Historical Essay: What is it?
A history essay starts with an argument or position you first form in your thesis statement 

Use Intellectual Operations 
Talk about your passion by using Intellectual Operations! 

How to interpret a picture?
Interpreting pictures is an essential technique in the social sciences. Pictures can be either photographs, paintings, drawings, caricatures, etc.

Make a Geographic Sketch
A Geographic Sketch can be used in any subject, to deconstruct the "reality" that is represented in a landscape or in a photograph of that landscape.

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: 

Podcasts for Professional Development  Go to page 
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

TIC en univers social


Le RÉCIT de l'univers social offre différentes sessions de formation.





Ils présentent aussi plusieurs dossiers pour l'utilisation de la technologie. Voici quelques exemples :









Media and Podcasts in Social Sciences

Après avoir publié l'excellent article de Matt Russell sur Podcasts for Professional Development sur le blog principal de LEARN, nous avons créé une section consacrée aux médias en ligne pour la formation continue de l'enseignant en sciences sociales.  Go to page

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 - Secondary Social Sciences

Below you will find various Ministry of Education program and evaluation documents for the Secondary Social Sciences domain.  (Contact Paul R. if you find broken links!)

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 Go to site    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

Cycle 2 Contemporary World  Go to site   (Or view PDFs for Four credits  Two credits

Note that the Ministry (MEES) Programs of Study page, where you will find these "General Education" Secondary School Programs and older programs too, is now online here:  Go to site  


Progression/Precision of Learning documents

Cycle 1 History & Citizenship   Go to site

Cycle 1 Geography  Go to site 

Cycle 2 Contemporary world  Go to site   (Or view PDF's for Four credits or Two credits)

History of Quebec & Canada.   (See instead "knowledge" within the program Download)

Evaluation Frameworks

Below are links to the individual evaluation frameworks.  You can also visit the main MEES site and browse by subject to review them  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  Go to site   (Or Download

Contemporary World online version Go to site   (Or Download

Financial Education  Go to site   (Or Download


BAMD:  MEES approved books site
Bureau d'approbation du matériel didactique

Go to site


MEES sample "Document files" from training sessions

1608 and 1760 - Document File: Cities in Canada

1840-1896 - Document File: Socio-cultural expression  

1896 to 1945 - Document File: Education and technical training

1896-present - Document File: Challenging capitalism

1945-present - Document file: Language issue

1980-present - Document File: Information Era

Origins to present - Document File: Inuit nation  


MEES "Trial models" from training sessions

Migrations in Québec (Trial Model)

The National Policy and Canada’s Economic Autonomy (Trial Model)

Forms of Nationalism in Canada (Trial Model)

The Quiet Revolution: Disruption or Continuity? (Trial model)

Devitalization of Québec’s Rural Communities (Trial Model)

Women’s Right to Vote (Trial Model)

Indian Residential Schools in Québec (Trial Model)


Consultant LEARN et contacts

Paul Rombough - Consultant services pédagogiques

Mes dossiers à LEARN :

Social Sciences
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Sex Education

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