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Welcome to the Elementary Ethics and Religious section of LEARN.  Here you will find Learning and Evaluation Situations (LES) for teachers, and various resources for students to use.  Some LES require LEARN sign in.

ERC Teacher Stories from 2017. Check out our feature story and others:  Go to page

Looking for Secondary ERC?  Go to page

Teaching and Learning Tools

Learning & Evaluation Situations  

The Ethics and Religious Culture program is being offered in elementary and secondary level classrooms as of September 2008. To support teachers in its application, Learning and Evaluation Situations (LES) are being written by Anglophone resources, with the support and expertise of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur.  Each LES has Teacher Tools and Student Tools (either annexed to the same document, or in the form of a separate Student Booklet.

Cycle 1 LES

Various LES are available below.  Note that login to LEARN is required.

  • Shared and Different Needs.
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Note: Rubrics may may include old evaluation criteria.  Updated versions are now here in a Google Working folder.  
  • Welcoming a Unique Being.
    Updated in 2012. Download   
  • Rules and Values.Non-validated LES translated from French. Note: Rubrics may may include old evaluation criteria.  Updated versions are now here in a Google Working folder. 
  • Stories About Key Figures: Memorable Births. Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Celebrations of Light. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Interdependent Relationships in Families. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Wild Animals In Our Environment. 
    Validated version of June 2011.  Teacher and student tools. Updated versions are now here in a Google Working folder.
  • Stories That Have Touched People - Noah’s Ark. 
    Validated version of June 2011.  Teacher and student tools. Download  

Cycle 2 LES

Various LES are available below.  Note that login to LEARN is required.

  • An Ideal Schoolyard. 
    Updated in 2012.  Teacher and student tools. Download     
  • The Colours of Diversity: A Student Exhibit. 
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Spring Giving.
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Writings Related to Religious Traditions. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Forms of Religious Expression: Symbols and Objects. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download 
  • The Company We Keep. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download  
  • Celebrations. 
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools. Download  
    New Google Docs & Slides version of LES and tool:  Go to site
  • Truth and Lying. 
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools. Download  

Cycle 3 LES

Various LES are available below.  Note that login to LEARN is required.

  • Fellowship.
    Non-validated LES translated from French.  Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • Discovering Key Figures.
    Non-validated LES translated from French. Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher and student tools. Download  
  • A Community Life Charter.  
    New in English in 2012. Download  
  • Gender Roles, Norms & Stereotypes. 
    Note: Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download    Student booklet. Download  
  • A Diverse Menu. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria.  Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download 
  • Actions That Make a Difference. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download   Student booklet. Download
  • Ways of Representing Time.
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools: Download 
  • Managing Tensions and Conflicts: Finding Peaceful Solutions.
    Validated version of June 2011. Teacher and student tools: Download  
  • Values and Norms in Religious and Spiritual Traditions. 
    Note:  Rubrics not validated: include old evaluation criteria. Teacher tools. Download    Student booklet. Download 

Graphic Organizers

These graphic organizers were adapted for the ERC program by Natalie Knott and Craig Bullett from LEARN's Focus - Elementary series.

New for 2021:  Google Versions of ERC organizers!

     

For access to all of these collections and new ones in progress, visit our working google folder here  
 

Note:  Our older 2008 PDFs are available at single files:
Cycle 1 Download    Cycle 2 Download  . Cycle 3 organizers as one PDF. Download  

ERC Dialogue Posters

The poster versions of our ERC posters are no longer available, but here are Google Drawing versions, printable on 17x11 ledger-sized sheets. (Click images to download PDFs or access original Googles Drawings at #1 or #2)
  

Professional Learning

Teacher-shared project ideas for Secondary 1

Rhonda Gibson of SWLSB started us off on this adventure, and now we are asking you what you teach and when during the year, to help us build sample project ideas for each level.  Browse our start at a Secondary 1 curriculum map, and contribute your idea for a lesson during your year!   Go to page

Teacher stories

Need inspiration?  Check out some shared ERC Teacher Stories by Rosalba, Amanda, Francine, Audrée Anne, Natasha and Harriet!  Go to page 

ERC and Literacy 
Lester B. Pearson School Board, this document has been developed as a teacher resource to support the implementation of the Ethics and Religious Culture Curriculum. "One of our primary goals was to provide teachers with a planning resource that is directly linked to a number of picture books. For each of the picture books you will find the bibliographic reference, as well as, the curriculum competencies and key features."   Download

RECITDP site in French
http://www.recitdp.qc.ca  Go to site

MEES Video and information pamphlet

Unfortunately, the original ERC over overview is no longer available.
(However, the English video is temporarily mirrored here!)

Classroom Conversations!  
Teachers express their opinions, discuss their own experiences, share teaching strategies, and learn about the new ERC program and its objectives as they go. Read about the event. View the video! 
(View below or click here for alternative clip location)

Web Content Display

MEES Program Documents (ERC)

Programs of Study for Ethic and Religious Culture

Main MEES site for programs  Go to site
Main ERC section Go to site

Elementary Program  Go to site
Secondary Cycle 1 and 2 Go to site
 

Progression of Learning

Elementary Progression of Learning  Go to site 
Secondary Progression of Learning   Go to site


Evaluation Frameworks

Elementary Ethics and Religious Culture  Go to site
Also available: Report Card Weightings and Wording


Secondary Cycle One and Two:   Go to site
Also available: Report Card Weightings and Wording

 

 

CONTACTS AND WHAT'S NEW IN ERC

CONTACTS AND WHAT'S NEW IN ERC

Paul Rombough

Social Sciences
Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health
Sex Education
Contact me at prombough@learnquebec.ca

 

LEARN General Contacts
For LEARN addresses and phone contacts:   Go to page
 

Twitter accounts worth following
Paul Rombough (LEARN) @paulrombo
Benoit Petit (RECITDP) @petitbenoit 
ECR A public twitter list by Benoit Petit

Facebook Groups to join
J'aime Éthique et culture religieuse - ÉCR
Enseigner l'ÉCR