LEARN's partner-teachers and consultants have been actively curated many websites and online image collections for the Quebec and Canada History program.  Targeted to program "knowledge" and divided into lessons based on Matt Russell's (WQSB) "Learning Intention lists", our collections can be used in many ways by both teachers and students. We are also translating various RECITUS Secondary 4 tasks and documents available below.

Note: Teacher versions with activity suggestions are available only via the Secondary 3/4 Communauté Histoire du Québec et du CanadaGo to site

Quebec teachers in Cycle 2 History can join via this English registration form.
Student versions without guides are available if logged in to LEARN.  Go to page

Origins to 1608: The experience of Indigenous peoples and the colonization attempts

Time Period:  Origins to 1608
Social Phenomenon:  Experience of Indigenous peoples and the colonization attempts
Students will describe what happened at the time of initial contact between the Indigenous peoples and Europeans (C1), and interpret The experience of the Indigenous peoples and the colonization attempts (C2). (Note: The original program we worked with used the term Native peoples

#1  Why do people move?  How does geography affect settlement? 
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#2  Spiritual practices, oral tradition, goods, and gifts.  
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#3  Chiefs, councils, elders. 
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#4  Economic activities, trade networks, waterways  Go to site 

#5  Warfare and fate of prisoners. Go to site

#6  Exploration, fisheries, trade.   Go to site

#7  Jacques Cartier & Charlesbourg-Royal.  Go to site

#8  Rivalry and Alliances. Go to site 

#9  French Colonization, 1603 Alliance. Go to site


Note:  Useful sections on Elementary Societies and Territories site include:

Algonquians around 1500

Iroquoians around 1500

SMARTBoard tools: Native Peoples 1500

New France around 1645

SMARTBoard tools: New France


1608-1760: The evolution of colonial society under French rule

Time Period:  1608-1760
Social Phenomenon:   Evolution of colonial society under French rule

Students will  grasp the perspective and contribution of various actors and describe what happened at the time of New France (C1).  And while considering multiple perspectives, students will interpret "The evolution of colonial society..." explaining relations with France, considering various aspects, and  analyzing changes and continuities and causes and consequences (C2). 

#10 First Settlements, Mercantilism and Champlain.   Go to site

#11 Monopolies, Companies, Territories and Empires.  Go to site 

#12  The Fur Trade  Go to site 

#13 Religious orders and evangelization.   Go to site

#14 Iroquois Wars. Carignan-Salieres regiment  Go to site

#15 Absolutism, Minister of Marine, Governor, Intendant & Sovereign council.  Go to site

#16 Origins of Immigrants, the Filles du Roys, and Immigration Policies. Go to site  

#17 Seigneurial system. Adaptation of settlers. Slavery. Go to site

# 18 Economic Diversification (almost finished as Google doc here)

# 19 Catholic Church, Native Populations and relations with Native People (Request access at

# 20 Intercolonial Wars.  Go to site


1760-1791: The conquest and the change of empire

Time Period:  1760-1791
Social Phenomenon:  Conquest and the change of empire

Students describe what happened during the time when the colony was called the Province of Quebec, before the passing of the Constitutional Act (C1).  They interpret how the change of empire affected colonial society, considering changes, the interaction of various aspects of society, and multiple perspectives (C2).

Note:  These collections are no only available via the Sec 3 and 4 community.  See above.

# 20-2  Military Regime - 1760 a turning point?  Go to site

# 21  Indigenous peoples and Conquest (Pontiac, Indian Department)  Go to site

# 22  Royal Proclamation. Go to site

# 23  Colonial Economy  Go to site 

# 24  Quebec Act:  Territory, Main Points, Reactions  Go to site

# 25  American Revolution:  Causes, and letter to Canadiens   Go to site

# 26  American Revolution 2  (Declaration of Ind., American invasion of Quebec)  Go to site 

# 27  Loyalists and changes/continuities   Go to site




1791-1840: The demands and struggles of nationhood

Time Period:  1791-1840
Social Phenomenon:  Demands and struggles of nationhood

Students describe what happened in Lower Canada before the passing of the Act of Union (C1), and explain the rise of nationalism in a colony seeking political autonomy (C2).  

NOTE:  All the collections in this period have now been located in the Secondary 3 and 4 community space at

# 28 Government Changes and Territory.  Go to site

# 29  Economic Changes and the Fur Trade Go to site

# 30 Timber Trade: Tariffs, blockades and the timber trade Go to site

# 39 Rebellions of 1837-38. Go to site

The following packages are under construction.  
Request access or right to collaborate at


# 31 The War of 1812

# 32  Migration Flows from Britain

# 33  New Colonial Infrastructure

# 34  Agriculture

# 35  New Philosophical Ideas

# 36  Parliamentary Debates

# 37  Demands of Radical Politics

# 38  Immediate Causes of the Rebellions



1840-1896: The formation of the Canadian federal system

1840-1896 The formation of the Canadian federal system 

LEARN document packages, and RECITUS document dossiers (tâches) for the first period in the new secondary 3 and 4 course.  Note: These documents are only available to members of the community.  Log in will be required. (see above).

ENGLISH collections and tasks

LEARN Sec 4 doc. Collections:

(#0) Act of Union document collection
For learning intentions on Legislative Assembly, Durham, Territory and Changes/Continuities.  Go to site 
(#1) Federal System :  Responsible Government  
For learning intentions like:  Indicate the change in economic policy of the British Government;  Describe the alliance of Reformers in the Province of Canada;  Explain the development of Responsible government in United Canada.  Go to site

(#3) The Role of the Catholic Church  
For learning intentions like:  Explain the characteristics of Ultramontanism; Explain the characteristics of Anticlerical Liberalism; Explain the characteristics of survival nationalism. Go to site

RECITUS tasks in English for this period

Working conditions for working class the end of the 19th Century? Go to site

RECITUS tasks and collections in History

RECITUS tasks in English

Working conditions for working class the end of the 19th Century? Go to site
How did Canada develop between 1840 to 1896  Go to site 
The "Grande hémorragie"   Causes and Consequences   Go to site
The National Policy  Canada pull out of the economic crisis of the 1870s?  Go to site

British Empire How far should Canada go in supporting it or asserting its autonomy? Go to site

Changes between the 1920s and 1930s  Go to site

Important Events 1896-1945 (RECITUS timeline activity). Go to site


Several other RECITUS tâches for the Nouveau programme d'histoire de 4e secondaire are available in French  Go to site