Document collections, suggested activities, evaluations, etc.

LEARN and its partners have created and curated many web-based resources and activities in line with the new Quebec & Canada History program. Targeted to logical groupings from the program’s prescribed knowledge lists, and based on Matt R.s Curriculum Mapping of Learning Intentions, our collections can be used in many ways by teachers and students. Similarly, English versions of some original RECITUS tasks and evaluations have been adapted and are also available below.

Note: The teacher documents below are all linked to the Communauté Histoire du Québec et du Canada database directly. You will need to be a member access them.  Only Secondary 3/4 teachers in Quebec can register directly via our English registration form

Wondering how to use the Community site?  Here are a couple explanatory videos:
How to search the community site   &   How to share to the community

Note:  Students can view some collections' preview pages below, or can log in to LEARN then access student versions of some collections here.

Origins to 1608: The experience of Indigenous peoples and the colonization attempts

Time Period:  Origins to 1608
Social Phenomenon:  Experience of Indigenous peoples and the colonization attempts
Students will describe what happened at the time of initial contact between the Indigenous peoples and Europeans (C1), and interpret The experience of the Indigenous peoples and the colonization attempts (C2). (Note: The original program we worked with creating some of these collections used the term Native peoples.)

#1  Why do people move?  How does geography affect settlement? 
Lesson overview page with gallery  Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community  Go to site

#2  Spiritual, oral, goods, & gifts.
Lesson overview page with student gallery  Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

#3  Chiefs, councils, elders.  
Overview page with student gallery  Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

#4  Economic activities, trade networks, waterways. 
Overview page with student gallery  Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

#5  Warfare and fate of prisoners.  
Overview page with student gallery Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

#6  Exploration, fisheries, trade. 
Overview page with student gallery Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

#7  Jacques Cartier & Charlesbourg-Royal.  
Overview page with student gallery Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

#8  Rivalry and Alliances. 
Overview page with student gallery  Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

#9  French Colonization, 1603 Alliance.  
Overview page with student gallery Teacher docs on Sec 3/4 Community Go to site

 

RECITUS tasks and document collections:

Indigenous territory before the arrival of Europeans  Go to site

and also:

The Society of the Iroquoians  Go to site

The Algonquian Society  Go to site

 

 

Note:  Other useful sections available Elementary Societies &Territories site include:

Algonquians around 1500

Iroquoians around 1500

SMARTBoard tools: Native Peoples 1500

New France around 1645

SMARTBoard tools: New France

 

1608-1760: The evolution of colonial society under French rule

Time Period:  1608-1760
Social Phenomenon:   Evolution of colonial society under French rule
Students will  grasp the perspective and contribution of various actors and describe what happened at the time of New France (C1).  And while considering multiple perspectives, students will interpret "The evolution of colonial society..." explaining relations with France, considering various aspects, and  analyzing changes and continuities and causes and consequences (C2). 

LEARN document curations, tools and suggested activities:

#10 First Settlements, Mercantilism and Champlain.   Go to preview page

#11 Monopolies, Companies, Territories and Empires.  Go to preview page

#12 The Fur Trade  Go to preview page

#13 Religious orders and evangelization.   Go to preview page

#14 Iroquois Wars. Carignan-Salieres regiment  Go to preview page

#15 Absolutism, Minister of Marine, Governor, Intendant & Sovereign council.  Go to preview page

#16 Origins of Immigrants, the Filles du Roys, and Immigration Policies. Go to preview page

#17 Seigneurial system. Adaptation of settlers. Slavery. Go to preview page

#18 Economic Diversification  Go to preview page

#19 Catholic Church, Indigineous Populations and Relations (Under construction, ask prombough@learnquebec.ca)

#20 Intercolonial Wars.  Go to site
 

RECITUS tasks and documents adapted into English:

Montreal, a fur trade centre  Go to site

 

See also various sections on Elementary Societies and Territories site include:

New France around 1645

SMARTBoard tools: New France

Iroquoians around 1745

New France around 1745

[Iroquois Beadwork Kids’ Zone]

Thirteen Colonies around 1745

[SMARTBoard tools: Rivalry … superpowers]

[SMARTBoard tools: Changes in daily life]

[TOOLKIT: Iroquois, Algonquians, New France]

1760-1791: The conquest and the change of empire


Time Period:  1760-1791
Social Phenomenon:  Conquest and the change of empire

Students describe what happened during the time when the colony was called the Province of Quebec, before the passing of the Constitutional Act (C1).  They interpret how the change of empire affected colonial society, considering changes, the interaction of various aspects of society, and multiple perspectives (C2).

Note:  These collections are no only available to Quebec teachers in the Sec 3 and 4 community.

LEARN document collections (many with activities and tools) 

# 20-2  Military Regime - 1760 a turning point?  Go to site

# 21  Indigenous peoples and Conquest (Pontiac, Indian Department)  Go to site

# 22  Royal Proclamation. Go to site

# 23  Colonial Economy  Go to site 

# 24  Quebec Act:  Territory, Main Points, Reactions  Go to site

# 25  American Revolution:  Causes, and letter to Canadiens   Go to site

# 26  American Revolution 2  (Declaration of Ind., American invasion of Quebec)  Go to site 

# 27  Loyalists and Constitution Act - Changes/Continuities   Go to site

 

RECITUS tasks (adapted from French resources at documents.recitus.qc.ca)

New France after the Conquest (RECITUS Comic Strip activity)   Go to site

The American Revolution and the Province of Quebec  Go to site

 

 

 

 

1791-1840: The demands and struggles of nationhood

Time Period:  1791-1840
Social Phenomenon:  Demands and struggles of nationhood

Students describe what happened in Lower Canada before the passing of the Act of Union (C1), and explain the rise of nationalism in a colony seeking political autonomy (C2).  

NOTE:  All the collections in this period have now been located in the Secondary 3 and 4 community space at education-histoire.quebec

# 28 Government Changes and Territory.  Go to site

# 29  Economic Changes and the Fur Trade Go to site

# 30 Timber Trade: Tariffs, blockades and the timber trade Go to site

# 39 Rebellions of 1837-38. Go to site

 

The following packages are next on our list.  Feel free to contact me to see if we have started in on any!   (prombough@learnquebec.ca)

# 31 The War of 1812

# 32  Migration Flows from Britain

# 33  New Colonial Infrastructure

# 34  Agriculture

# 35  New Philosophical Ideas

# 36  Parliamentary Debates

# 37  Demands of Radical Politics

# 38  Immediate Causes of the Rebellions

 

RECITUS Student Tasks and Document Collection for (roughly) this time period:

Working conditions 
for working class ...at the end of the 19th Century? Go to site
How did Canada develop between 1840 to 1896  Go to site 
The "Grande hémorragie"   Causes and Consequences   Go to site


See also various original tasks in French
Visit their publically available document collection site:  Go to site 

1840-1896: The formation of the Canadian federal system

1840-1896 The formation of the Canadian federal system 

LEARN document packages, and RECITUS document dossiers (tâches) for the first period in the new secondary 3 and 4 course.  Note: These documents are only available to members of the education-histoire.quebec community.  Log in will be required. (see above).

LEARN's English document collections and strategies

(#0) Act of Union document collection
For learning intentions on Legislative Assembly, Durham, Territory & Changes/Continuities.  Go to site

(#1) Federal System:  Responsible Government  
For learning intentions like:  changes in economic policy of British Government;  alliances of Reformers;  development of Responsible government.  Go to site

(#2) Migrations in Lower Canada
For learning Intentions like: demographic situation in L.C.:  causes & consequences of emigration of French Canadians; causes & consequences of immigration of Irish; and patterns of migration.  Go to site

(#3) The Role of the Catholic Church  
For learning intentions like characteristics of Ultramontanism;  of Anticlerical Liberalism;  of survival nationalism. Go to site

(#4) Industrialization - Facts, Capitalism, Factors/changes
For learning intentions:  To indicate facts about industrial development; To explain the characteristics of capitalism and how it contributed to industrialization; To indicate factors that contributed to industrialization.  Go to site

(5)  Changes in Timber, Farm and Dairy Industries
For learning intentions:  How industrialization changed the timber industry. Indicate areas of the timber industry on a map. Explain how industrialization changed the farming industry. Explain the impacts of industrialization and urbanization on the dairy industry.   Go to site

(#6) Causes of Confederation
For learning intentions:  To describe ministerial instability, and To indicate the causes of Confederation.  Go to site

(# 7) British North America - Conferences & Debates
For Learning Intentions on the Charlottetown & Quebec Conferences, and to evaluate the positions both for and against Confederation. Includes a translation and expansion upon the RECITUS task "Pour ou contre le projet de Confédération canadienne?"  Go to site

(#7b) British North America Act 2 -- Situating new provinces, and division of powers
For learning Intentions on location the provinces the division of powers in the BNA Act. Go to site 

(#10) - Red River and Northwest Rebellions
For learning Intentions on causes and consequences of the settlement of Red River, main points of the Indian Act, consequences of the National Policy on the Metis, and the relationship between the Canadian government and Aboriginal people in the 1880s. Go to site 

(#11) Role of Women
For learning intentions on the legal status of women in the 19th century, why women began to organize, and the impact of English-speaking women’s organizations in Quebec.  Go to site 

 

RECITUS tasks in English

Montreal, industrial territory:
How did industrialization transform the territory of the city of Montreal in the second half of the 19th Century?  Go to site

Industrial Revolution Production: 
What changes were brought about by the Industrial Revolution?  Go to site

The Dairy Industry:  
Impacts of industrialization and urbanization on the dairy industry?  Go to site

For or against the Canadian Confederation Project? 
As mentioned above this RECITUS task was translated and inserted into the document collection: British North America - Conferences & Debates  Go to site

On Ideologies and the Church:
Task 1: What are the dominant ideologies between 1840-1896?   Go to site
Task 2: How to distinguish opinions of Ultramontanes and Anti-clericals?  Go to site
Note that these two tasks are usable in combination with LEARN (#3) The Role of the Catholic Church above.


Other translations of RECITUS tasks that could also be usable for this period:

Working conditions for working class ...at the end of the 19th Century? Go to site
How did Canada develop between 1840 to 1896  Go to site 
The "Grande hémorragie"   Causes and Consequences   Go to site
The National Policy  Canada pull out of the economic crisis of the 1870s?  Go to site
British Empire How far should Canada go in supporting it or asserting its autonomy? Go to site

 


Original RECITUS documents and tasks in French
Note that the above, as well as many other RECITUS tâches for the Nouveau programme d'histoire de 4e secondaire, are publically available in French on their main document site:  Go to site 

1896-1945 Nationalisms & the autonomy of Canada

LEARN Document Curations, Tools and Activities 
 

#14a M-A-I-N Causes of First World War  Go to site

#14b WW1 Conscription, Government & the Canadian War effort  Go to site

 

RECITUS Student Tasks 

British Empire: How far should Canada go in supporting it or asserting its autonomy? Go to site

Changes between the 1920s and 1930s  Go to site

Important Events 1896-1945 (Timeline activity)Go to site

What are the socio-economic characteristics of the period 1896 to 1945? (Comic strip activity) Go to site

BAnQ Timeline Review for the period of 1896 to 1945  Go to site

 

 

See also various original RECITUS tasks in French
Note that the above as well as several other RECITUS tâches for the Nouveau programme d'histoire de 4e secondaire are publically available in French  Go to site 

1945-1980 Modernization of Québec & the Quiet Revolution

LEARN Document Curations, Tools and Suggested Tasks 

Duplessis Era - Economic Social Policies - Opposition and Consequences Go to site

Cold War - Who was responsible for the start of the Cold War?  Go to site 

Indigenous Peoples document: The Vote, Residential Schools and Land Rights.  Go to site

 

RECITUS and CSMV Tasks 

RECITUS: Impact of Second World War On society, economy and politics.  Go to site

RECITUS: Important events since 1980 Comic book activity.   Go to site

RECITUS: What is the situation of Indigenous people from 1945 to 1980?  Go to site

RECITUS:  Role of the state in Quebec society during the Duplessis era?  Go to site

RECITUS:   Interpreting an editorial cartoon - The Quiet Revolution   Go to site

RECITUS:  The intervention of the Quebec State (RECITUS)  Go to site

CSMV (Robillard & Quirion):    Duplessis- modernism ou conservatism ? C2 - Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation   Go to site

 


Note that the above, as well as several other RECITUS tâches for the Nouveau programme d'histoire de 4e secondaire, are publically available in French:  Go to site 

1890 to today

 

RECITUS Tasks available for this time period

 

What are the points of view of historical actors on issues in society 1980-1990?  Go to site

HQC Evaluation Materials (RECITUS, SWLSB, ETC.)

RECITUS Questions and Evaluations in English 

Occasionally we translate RECITUS document collections, tasks and most recently some of their evaluations.   They are then stored on the Secondary 3/4 Communauté Histoire du Québec et du Canada. (Go to site)   Direct links to these resources are below.
 

SECONDARY 3:
Review with BANQ Short Answer Questions - Origins to 1840   Go to site
Review Slides (Synthesis for Origins to 1840)  Go to site 

 
Question developing of a coherent representation of a period C1 - Origins -1608  Go to site 
Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 -  Origins to 1608  Go to site

Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 - 1608-1760 Go to site
Question developing a coherent representation of a period C1 - 1608 to1663  Go to site

Question developing a coherent representation of period C1 - 1763-1774   Go to siteQuestion demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 1760-1791  Go to site

Question developing a coherent representation of a period C1 - 1791-1840 Go to site 
Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 - 1791-1840 Go to site 

 

SECONDARY 4:
Short-answer review questions - period 1840 to the present Go to site
Short Answer Questions -- 1945-1980  Go to site
Short questions - Period of 1980 to our times  Go to site

 
Question developing a coherent representation of a period C1 - 1840 to 1896   Go to site
Question developing a coherent representation of a period C1 - 1896 to 1945   Go to site
Question developing a coherent representation of a period C1 - 1945 to 1980   Go to site
Question developing a coherent representation of a period C1 - 1980 to today  Go to site

Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 - 1840 to 1896    Go to site
Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 - 1896 à 1945   Go to site
Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 - 1945 to 1980   Go to site
Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation C2 - 1980 to today  Go to site

CSMV (Robillard & Quirion):    Duplessis- modernism ou conservatism ? C2 - Question demonstrating rigour of interpretation   Go to site

 

SWLSB database of exam questions

Recently shared on the community by Daniel Hedges, a consultant at SWLSB, is a large project whereby recycled and recently created MEES-style exam questions have been organized according to course time periods.  The links below lead directly to the questions posted to the Secondary 3/4 Communauté Histoire du Québec et du Canada. 

Secondary 3 
Question Database: Origins to 1608   
Question Database: 1608-1760 

Secondary 4 
Question Database: 1840-1896
Question Database: 1896-1945

Note:  These are links midway to sections in rather long documents.  Scan all the way to the bottom for extra exams and resources.  ;-)

Newly created Dec. 2019 - Quick links to questions!
With these quick links, you have access to Document Based Questions by topic. Since the topics are laid out for each time period, this resource works well for practicing Document Base Questions with students thoughout the year, on a ongoing basis, and as a routine. This helps students get better at Document Based Questions, and ultimately to be better prepared for the exam too!!  (D. Hedges)

Click to access the new SEC. 3 and SEC. 4 Quick Links document

 

The Evaluation Strategies and Tools page too

Scan through the main Social Sciences pages for organizers and embedded evaluations inside learning activities, and many other resources.  

As well, on the new Evaluation Strategies pages (you might already be here if you are reading this) are various other 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 is also where you will also find the LEARN I.O. icons and RECITUS Evaluations, Badges and Guides!  Go to page

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 Ministry (MEES) Programs of Study page, where you will find these "General Education" Secondary School Programs and older programs too, 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

 

MEES sample "Document files" from training sessions

1608 and 1760 - Document File: Cities in Canada

1840-1896 - Document File: Socio-cultural expression  

1896 to 1945 - Document File: Education and technical training

1896-present - Document File: Challenging capitalism

1945-present - Document file: Language issue

1980-present - Document File: Information Era

Origins to present - Document File: Inuit nation  

 

MEES "Trial models" from training sessions

Migrations in Québec (Trial Model)

The National Policy and Canada’s Economic Autonomy (Trial Model)

Forms of Nationalism in Canada (Trial Model)

The Quiet Revolution: Disruption or Continuity? (Trial model)

Devitalization of Québec’s Rural Communities (Trial Model)

Women’s Right to Vote (Trial Model)

Indian Residential Schools in Québec (Trial Model)

 

Contacts in Social Sciences

Paul Rombough
Me... Paul Rombough
My main dossiers at LEARN include:

Social Sciences
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Education for Reconciliation
Sexuality Education
Ed4Rec

LEARN main contact page here

 


Some Twitter folks worth following

Paul Rombough LEARN @paulrombo
Matt Russell WQSB @historyrussell
Craig Bullett RECIT  @RECIT4ESSB 
Dan Hedges SWLSB @dhedgegrove
Joan Zachariou LBPSB @SSLBPSB
Kesi Walters CQSB @KesiWalters

Steve Quirion RÉCITUS @recitus
Maude Labonté RÉCITUS @MaudeLab