Welcome to the main page for  Secondary History at LEARN. Here you can find the programs, and strategies and resources to help students "Develop historical thinking skills".  Explore the various sections below and in the purple drop-down sections.  Remember to check out the Elementary site and Cartograf too!

Teaching and Learning Tools (Cycle 1, Cycle 2, HQC, etc.)


The Communauté Histoire is a MEES-sponsored community space for Secondary 3/4 teachers and consultants only.  It is a private place to find and share resources, tools, lessons, etc.  It is also now the principal provincial sharing location for evaluation tools which cannot be distributed publically.

Several activity scenarios and document packages produced by LEARN and partners are also shared via the Communauté Histoire portal.  To login click to Go to site  If you are a secondary 3/4 teacher,  you can join via our English registration form.  

LEARN's (and some RECITUS) document packages
For a list of LEARN's (and some RECITUS) document packages that are on the community in English, please browse the History of Quebec and Canada main page:   
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 


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



Below is our central store-house for various graphic organizers, many developed for 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, while also referencing the Soc Sci Techniques and the Intellectual Operations.  Links below access Google document "folders" and can be viewed in grid mode for previews.

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, etc.  Go to site

Planning tools (new!) Go to site

Featured organizers: 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.  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 are available here!  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. Go to site


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 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:

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 

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 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  Download

Cycle 1 Geography 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

Cycle 1 History & Citizenship   Go to site

Cycle 1 Geography  Go to site 

Cycle 2 Contemporary world  Go to site  (PDF version)

History of Quebec & Canada.  See "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 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





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