Welcome to the secondary History section at LEARN. "Develop historical thinking skills" by exploring the various resources sections below, and follow us on Twitter Twitter too!.

New on site this month:   
Field trip locations in Social Sciences  Add your favourite museum to our map!   Go to page
Secondary 3 and 4 learning packages... now with their own pages and image galleries!   Go to page

Events not to be missed:

Other key resources include Cycle 1 Resources,  Graphic organizers and others in the purple sections below!

Teaching and Learning Tools


Several activity scenarios and document packages have been collected by teachers and consultants, and are being shared here through LEARN and via the Education-histoire community portal. 

For Teacher versions with activities posted on the community:   Go to page
For Student versions or to just browse:  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  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



Below is our central store-house for various graphic organizers found in the myriad learning scenarios and document packages on LEARN.  For convenience we have tried to gather them together here, and loosely organize them around various Historical Thinking concepts and specifically their guideposts document, and also referencing the Soc Sci Techniques and the Intellectual Operations.

Cause and consequence.  Go to site

Characterize a historical event.  Go to site

Compare and contrast.  Go to site

Continuity and Change  Go to site

Establish significance  Go to site

Historical concepts  Go to site

Prior Knowledge  Go to site

Reflections (Personal, Ethical, etc.)  Go to site

Situate in Time and Space  Go to site

Take a Historical  / Geo Perspective  Go to site

Using Information & Evidence  Go to site

ZZZ... Unsorted organizers  Go to site

Featured this fall:  The Cause and Consequence Master Kit
(from SWLSB & LBPSB consultants DH and JZ)

The I.O. Master Kit for the I.O. Causes and Consequences is a complex graphic organizer with moveable parts.  It is a physical kit designed to be printed out and laminated. Students, working in small groups, can use it to physically ‘map out’ a historical event, in order to practice and perform various intellectual operations in the social sciences.
Read more on Dan's blog post here  Access the kit & related organizers here



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 now available!  Go to page   


Strategies and resources (icons too!) to support curricula that frame and infuse students' learning through the perspective of social justice and the active transformation of all forms of discrimination.  Counter histories that could weave their way through the Quebec programs.  Download


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

Professional Learning

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 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

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 

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

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

Cycle 2 Contemporary World   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
The Progression/Precision of Learning organizes knowledge and includes examples.  Go to site

Evaluation Frameworks
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

Go to site




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Twitter accounts worth following

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Matt Russell @historyrussell
Craig Bullett  @RECIT4ESSB 
Dan Hedges @dhedgegrove
Joan Zachariou @SSLBPSB

RÉCIT de l'univers social @recitus

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