Welcome to Secondary History at LEARN. Browse the sections below for MEES programs, Professional Development links, and for teaching strategies and resources. Remember to also visit our Elementary Section, the vast Societies & Territories site and Cartograf too, for many resources that are usable online and at home.
Teaching and Learning Tools (Cycle 1, Cycle 2, HQC, etc.)
Secondary 3/4 History of Quebec & Canada
LEARN-RECITUS document collections, teaching strategies and evaluations are available via the History of Quebec & Canada resources page. Note that most of these documents are only available through links to the Communauté Histoire, a MEES-sponsored space for Secondary 3/4 teachers and consultants. Go to page
HCE (Older Cycle 2 Program) Note that some LESs and project packages for the older HCE program are still available. In many cases they are easily adaptable to the newer program content and can also 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 Secondary
We now have a separate page for our History Cycle 1 resources. Here you will find document packages, learning situations, and Cartograf sample maps. If you are looking for Cycle 1 GEOGRAPHY tasks, docs and scenarios they are available directly here
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.
Visit our central storehouse for various graphic organizers, many which were developed for the myriad learning scenarios and document packages elsewhere on LEARN. For convenience, we have gathered them together, and to loosely organize them around various Historical Thinking concepts, their guideposts document, and the Quebec programs' Intellectual Operations.
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. Note that this is where you will also find the LEARN I.O. icons and RECITUS Badges and Guides!
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
Cartograf - A LEARN-RECITUS Online 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!
How to interpret a picture? Interpreting pictures is an essential technique in the social sciences. Pictures can be either photographs, paintings, drawings, caricatures, etc.
Make a Geographic Sketch A Geographic Sketch can be used in any subject, to deconstruct the "reality" that is represented in a landscape or in a photograph of that landscape.
Professional Learning in Social Sciences
Social Sciences Online and in a Digital Age
Yes, this new section is also a great form of professional development, which you can follow along as new learning scenario examples are added throughout the year. With tips, tricks and tools to help you teach online and in a digital age, using LEARN’s various resources but also in response to the QEP program's approach, we are hoping this section becomes the first and best place for Social Sciences ideas that develop your (and your students') digital competency. Go to page
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:
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