Welcome to Secondary History at LEARN. Below you can find the MEES programs, and strategies and resource sections to develop historical thinking skills.  Click below to open and explore the various purple drop-down sections.  Remember to check out our Elementary site and Cartograf too!
Web Content Display

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.

To login directly click to the Education-Histoire.Quebec main site  Go to site  
If you are a secondary 3/4 teacher, you can also sign up via our English registration form

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


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


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

Black History in Quebec

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 


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  



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  


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!

   Cartograf homepage and sample learning scenario maps:  Go to page 
   Help page and tutorial video:  Go to page
   Teachers page and how to build scenario:  Go to page


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! 

Professional Learning

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 RÉCIT de l'univers social is our French-sector equivalent, offering various training sessions and site sections on technology use.  Here are a few examples :

Learning Communities & Professional Associations

GeoscopeVarious 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 

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 

Web Content Display

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 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 

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




Paul Rombough
My main dossiers at LEARN include:

Me... Paul Rombough

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

Some Twitter folks worth following

Paul Rombough @paulrombo
Matt Russell @historyrussell
Craig Bullett  @RECIT4ESSB 
Dan Hedges @dhedgegrove
Joan Zachariou @SSLBPSB
Maureen Baron @maureenbaron
RÉCIT de l'univers social @recitus