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 Go to page
- Cairo: Issues in the Metropolis Go to page
- Quebec City as Heritage site Go to page
- Protected territories around the world Go to page
- Montreal & New York (transportation, economy) Go to page
- Simple Map of Mexico (Mexico City, Migration) Go to page
- Brazilian Amazon (Forest Region) Go to page
- Territoires agricoles à risque (RECITUS) Go to page
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 with answer key: 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 life and reducing economic disruption.
Mother Nature Enraged guide with annexes Download
Geography Files and How-To's
Geography "files" or dossiers
These packages of related resources were translated from RECITUS collections and are in the process of being archived here from our old LEARN website.
What is a geographical sketch? Download
Cities Subject to Natural Hazards (PDF coming soon)
Natural hazards collection of resources (PDF coming soon)
How-To's for Students that could work in Geography
Note these how-to's are in the student area of the site. There may be other How-To's 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
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 MEES documents for the Secondary Social Sciences domain. You may need to click Show List if there are several documents available.
Quebec Secondary Programs
The QEP program documents describe course aims, competencies to develop, and course content.
Financial Education Program Download
Cycle 1 History and Citizenship Education Cycle 1 Download
Cycle 2 History and Citizenship Education Download
History of Quebec and Canada Sec. 3 & 4 program Download
Cycle 1 Geography 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 of Learning
The Progresssion/Precision of Learning organizes knowledge and includes examples. Go to site
- Cycle 1 History Go to site
- Cycle 2 History Go to site
- Cycle 1 Geography Go to site
- Cycle 2 Contemporary world Go to site (PDF version)
- History of Quebec and Canada (new program) see Sec. 3 & 4 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 AND WHAT'S NEW IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
My dossiers at LEARN include:
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
You can contact me at email@example.com
LEARN General Contacts
For LEARN Office addresses and phone contacts, and for eConferencing Support, visit the main LEARN contacts section Go to page