Teaching and Learning Tools (Cycle 1, Cycle 2, HQC, etc.)
HISTORY OF QUEBEC & CANADA: Resources, documents, and more!
The Communauté Histoire is a MEES-sponsored space for Secondary 3/4 teachers and consultants only. It is a private place to find and share resources, tools, lessons, etc. distributed publically.
LEARN-RECITUS HQC Documents and Teaching Strategies
To more easily browse LEARN's latest document packages, and some translated RECITUS tasks and evaluations, please visit the History of Quebec and Canada main page: Go to page
HISTORY & CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (OLDER CYCLE 2 PROGRAM)
Some LES and project packages for the older HCE program are still available for use with the new history programs, since they are easily adaptable and 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 DOCUMENTS AND LEARNING SCENARIOS
Medieval cities LES Go to site
Characterize sedentary society? Go to site
Writing in Mesopotamia? Go to site
Athens democratic? Go to site
Romanization document collection (SWLSB and LEARN) Go to site
RECITUS Romanization Task and Pillars of Rome Game (QR code version) Go to site
European expansion & First Peoples Go to site
New Vision of Humanity: Reformation Go to site
Causes of American Revolution Go to site
Looking for Cycle 1 GEOGRAPHY tasks, docs and scenarios? 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. Go to page
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER COLLECTIONS
Visit our central store-house for various graphic organizers, many developed for the myriad learning scenarios and document packages on LEARN. For convenience, we have gathered them together, and to loosely organize them around various Historical Thinking concepts, their guideposts document, and our own program's Intellectual Operations. 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. LEARN IO icons and RECITUS Badges are available here! Go to page
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMPETENCIES AND ESSENTIAL COUNTER HISTORIES
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
LEARN's Cartograf 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!
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!
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:
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:
iPads in Social Sciences (Archived from old site for now) 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
Quebec Association of Geography Teachers and Global Educators Go to site
Note: Geoscope Issue Fall 2018 now available
L'Association Québécoise pour la didactique de l'histoire-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 for HQC
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 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
Cycle 1 History & Citizenship Go to site
Cycle 1 Geography Go to site
History of Quebec & Canada. (See instead "knowledge" within the program Download)
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
BAMD: MEES approved books site
Bureau d'approbation du matériel didactique
CONTACTS & UPDATES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
My main dossiers at LEARN include:
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Education for Reconciliation
Some Twitter folks worth following
RÉCIT de l'univers social @recitus