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.
Note: For Cycle 1 HISTORY tasks, docs and scenarios, visit main History page: 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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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
Geography files, collections or dossiers
These packages of related resources were translated from RECITUS dossiers and are in the process of being archived here from our old LEARN website.
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
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:
- Métropole : Montréal
- Territoire énergétique : Dépendance du Québec au pétrole
- Territoire industriel : l'aluminium au Québec
- Territoire agricole national : Californie
- Le territoire des Cris
- Parc marin Saguenay–Saint-Laurent, un territoire protégé
- Fréquentation et protection du Parc marin Saguenay–Saint-Laurent
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
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 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 and Citizenship Education (Old program) 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
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
- 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 & Canada (new program). See "knowledge" within the program
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 addresses and phone contacts, and for eConferencing Support, visit the main LEARN
contacts section Go to page
Twitter accounts worth following
Paul Rombough @paulrombo
Matt Russell @historyrussell
Craig Bullett @RECIT4ESSB
Dan Hedges @dhedgegrove
Joan Zachariou @SSLBPSB
RÉCIT de l'univers social @recitus
Resources, ideas, inspiration for Social Science
Tweets to hashtag #socsciLEARN