Teaching and Learning Tools (CW)
Learning Situations (LEARN & Partners)
Tensions & Conflict: The Rwandan Genocide through graphic novels and interviews
An examination of history through media, using interviews and video testimonials of survivors, and through use of the graphic novel Smile Through the Tears.
Wealth: Distribution of Wealth and Emerging Economies
(Balancing social justice with economic development)
An approach that looks at poverty and economic disparity around the world, examines causes and reflects on our own role as consumers. Students look at products we use in everyday life, media representations of those products, and consider real responses from youth in the emerging economies where those products are produced. Archive of older Google Doc version: Download
Power: The sovereignty of states and economic or political associations
The case of Turkey and the European Union
LES that examines economic and political associations. Focus on European Union, history and issues in general, then interpretation specifically around the entry application of Turkey to join the EU. Link to archived Google Doc version: Go to site
Tensions and Conflict: Behind and Beyond the Oil Barrel
LES on the theme Tension and Conflict, focussing on present-day issues surrounding oil production and related foreign interventions.
Student Logbook PDF: Download Teacher's Guide: Download
LEARN Web-based tools
Cartograf Mapping and Drawing Application
LEARN-RECITUS 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! Go to page
LESSONS ONLINE RELATED TO C.W.
Making Sense of World Conflicts
Teach about war and conflict using this free resource for teachers Oxfam.
Teaching Divided Histories - International Conflict from Schools Online.
five lessons that describe and summarise conflicts that have taken place in Northern Ireland, India, Lebanon, Sierra Leone and South Africa https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/classroom-resources/list/teaching-divided-histories-international-conflict
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Send lessons you have found or made for CW to email@example.com
Curated Resources: Key Sites, Maps & Video Collections
GENERAL REFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL SITES
RECITUS Monde contemporain
A great site for searching news articles and other resources related specifically to the various themes in the Contemporary World program. Visit Monde contemporain: Go to site
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Go to site
Environment & Society Portal by @env_and_society
Gateway to open access resources on the human-environment relationship.
CONFLICT AND TENSIONS
List of ongoing armed conflicts on Wikipedia
Identifying present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict. Go to site
Well-known human rights organization. View also their country by country listings for various issues and conflicts. Go to site
Emilie Bowles' amazing Youtube Playlists!
FGA RECIT Consultant, Ms. Bowles has collected many videos that also align with the Secondary Contemporary World course content areas:
Environment | Population | Wealth | Power | Tension & Conflict
UN Audiovisual Library
Main site here for Archives, current and live videos. But check out their search tool!
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Multilingual Video Collection
Search by "Article number" Go to siteCollection
Environmental Film Profiles (videos) from Environment & Social Portal
Video content on multiple facets of the environment-society relationship Go to site
Still a good place for brief videos of events around the world Go to site
BBC Video Headlines
Video section of headlines of world news Go to site
AP Archives (Associated Press Youtube archives)
View AP Archive’s videos via this channel – the collection offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1895 Go to site
CURIO.ca - A few relevant video collections
Environment: Reduce, Reuse & Rethink | 1000 Days for the Planet | Human Impact on the Environment | Arctic Meltdown |
Conflict and Tensions: War and Peacekeeping
MAPS AND STATS, ETC.
Global Conflict Tracker by
Great reference for current conflicts around the world. Go to site
Environmental Justice Atlas
A teaching, networking and advocacy resource, database, to learn more about the often invisible conflicts taking place. Go to site
Videos and an app for generating statistical representations of world issues and realities over time. Note also the teacher section for older resources. Go to site
A collection of world maps called cartograms, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Go to site
Views of the world
Blog with resources and maps with different perspectives for thinking about world issues. Go to site
Measuring and Mapping Water Risk Go to site
Center for Systemic Peace, conflicts tables
Older data you might want to verify elsewhere. Conflict trends page has graphics: Go to site
Global Conflict Risk Index
"an index of the statistical risk of violent conflict in the next 1-4 years and is exclusively based on quantitative indicators from open sources." Go to site
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 & CW News
My main dossiers at LEARN include:
Social Sciences (CW, History, Geography)
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Education for Reconciliation
Paul Rombough @paulrombo
Some other Twitter folks worth following
Emilie Bowles @ebowles_RECIT
RÉCIT de l'univers social @recitus