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Welcome to the Cycle 1 Secondary Geography page at LEARN. Here you can browse available learning situations, including various sample Cartograf mapping scenarios and other document packages and guides.

For Cycle 1 HISTORY tasks, docs and scenarios:   Go to page

Teaching and Learning Tools

Cartograf Mapping Scenarios

Sample activities and mapped document collections involving geo-localization, available on LEARN's Cartograf installation.  Look in the map's "Description" for scenario instructions.

Cairo: A Metropolitan Territory  
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Cairo: Issues in the Metropolis  
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Quebec City as Heritage site  
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Around the world Protected territories  
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Montreal/New York  Transportation, Economy 
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Simple Map of Mexico  Mexico City, Migration  
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Brazilian Amazon   Forest Region  
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Territoires agricoles à risque Agricultural territory  
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Learning Situations

Here you will find LES's and other strategies, including those adapted from or in partnership with RECITUS or the school boards. 

The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park: A Protected Territory
LES to help students discover and understand the role played by protected areas on Earth by closely examining an example of a unique Canadian territory: the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
Teacher's guide: Download  Student Workbook  Download Appendices Download
(See also related the Cartograf scenario on Protect territories:  Go to site 

Quenching Our Thirst: Water Management Today
LES for Competency 3 Global Citizenship, where students become cognizant of the current issues around the world water crisis.
Teacher's Guide  Download   Student Notebook  Download  Reproducible materials  Download 

Exploitation of forests 
Students examine the issue of forest exploitation through the adventures of Mike Forrest, a student who has found a summer job as a tree planter in Abitibi. Students will understand the complexity of the issue of forest exploitation, not only at regional and national levels, but also at a global level.
Exploitation of forests is on a separate page  Go to page

Mother Nature Enraged:  "Does nature really attack the poor?"
Students identify various natural hazards and assess their consequences in an urban environment.   Students define the concept of natural hazard management in a context of international solidarity: saving lives and reducing economic disruption.   

Mother Nature Enraged guide with annexes Download
 

Geography Document Collections & Shorter Activities/Tasks

Geography files, collections, tasks or dossiers 
These packages of related resources were translated from various RECITUS dossiers/tasks.  Some are in the process of being archived here from our old LEARN website while others are newly translated from their large collections available at recitus.qc.ca and documents.recitus.qc.ca

Virtual Reality - Energy Producing Territory  Go to site 

What is a geographical sketch?  Download 

Energy Dependence Google doc version of older resources  Go to site 

Cities Subject to Natural Hazards  Google doc version Go to site

Metropolises  PDFs of original files in this section:
Metropolises overview  Download  Montréal  Download  Cairo  Download

 

RECITUS updated Dossiers de géographie (In French only, so far)
The RÉCIT de l'univers social have produced several new dossiers of documents and related tasks for Geography which can be found on their main document site:  Go to site  You can browse some here:

 

LEARN How-Tos for Students

Note these How-Tos are in the student area of the site.  There may be other How-Tos you could use in Geography class, but for now here's a sample selection:

Interpret a Picture  Go to page  

Make a Geographic Sketch  Go to page 

Create a simple map  Go to page 

Use Intellectual Operations  Go to page  
 

Graphic Organizer storehouse

A central place where we (try to) store all our graphic organizers as we build them, organized roughly around the Intellectual Operations and Historical Thinking Skills.  (In Secondary History section for now: Go to page

Professional Learning in Social Sciences

Social Sciences Online and in a Digital Age

Yes, this new section is also a great form of professional development, which you can follow along as new learning scenario examples are added throughout the year.  With tips, tricks and tools to help you teach online and in a digital age, using LEARN’s various resources but also in response to the QEP program's approach, we are hoping this section becomes the first and best place for Social Sciences ideas that develop your (and your students') digital competency.  Go to page 

LEARN Blog entries for Social Sciences teachers

The LEARN blog is full of fascinating articles, 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:

  • 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

ICT in Social Sciences

The RECIT and LEARN often promote the use of technology in the social sciences.  Here are few examples:

iPads in Social Sciences (Archived from old site )   Go to site

Le RÉCIT de l'univers social  offers various training sessions and site sections on technology use.  Here are a few examples:

Media and Podcasts in Social Sciences

After posting the excellent blog post by Matt Russell on Podcasts for Professional Development on the LEARN main blog, we started up a section dedicated to online media for PD for the Social Sciences teacher.  Go to page

Learning Communities & Professional Associations

Various associations and groups allow SocSci teachers to communicate and share, and to develop as professional learners.  Here is a list of few key groups:

  • Secondary 3 History Professional Community
    Commununauté Histoire du Québec et du CanadaGo to site 
  • Quebec Association of Geography Teachers and Global Educators Go to site 
  • L'Association Québécoise pour la didactique de l'histoire-géographie. Go to site 
  • Association québécoise pour l’enseignement en univers social. Go to site 
    Visit and join their Facebook page and group too!  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 - 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)

 

Contacts in Social Sciences

Paul Rombough
Me... Paul Rombough
My main dossiers at LEARN include:

Social Sciences
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Education for Reconciliation
Sexuality Education
Ed4Rec

 


Some Twitter folks worth following

Paul Rombough LEARN @paulrombo
Matt Russell WQSB @historyrussell
Craig Bullett RECIT  @RECIT4ESSB 
Dan Hedges SWLSB @dhedgegrove
Joan Zachariou LBPSB @SSLBPSB
Kesi Walters CQSB @KesiWalters

Steve Quirion RÉCITUS @recitus
Maude Labonté RÉCITUS @MaudeLab