Welcome to the Secondary Ethics and Religious Culture resources page on LEARN.  The ERC program allows your child to acquire or consolidate an understanding of how all individuals are equal in terms of right and dignity.  Students learn to reflect on issues and explore different ways in which Québec's religious heritage.  They learn about other religious traditions ... in which different values and beliefs coexist.

Need inspiration?  Check out our ERC Teacher Stories by Rosalba, Amanda, Francine, Audrée Anne, Natasha and Harriet!  Go to page. Looking for Elementary ERC?  Go to page

Teaching and Learning Tools

Learning Situations

To support teachers in the application of the ERC program, Learning and Evaluation Situations (LES) are being written by Anglophone resources with the help of the MEES. Each LES has Teacher Tools and Student Tools (annexed to same document, or as separate Student Booklet).  The following list also includes MELS-produced LES translated from the French working documents. Some June 2011 versions have also been validated and revised according to the new Evaluation Frameworks. 

  • Stories and Human Beings 
    (Non-validated LES translated from French.)  Teacher and student tools  Download 
  • Autonomous People 
    (Non-validated LES translated from French.)  Teacher and student tools  Download 
  • A Heritage to Discover 
    Teacher and student tools  Download
  • Supernatural Beings 
    Teacher and student tools  Download 
  • Freedom of Expression in the Media 
    Teacher and student tools  Download    
  • Rites of Initiation 
    Teacher and student tools  Download  
  • Illegal?  But Everyone Does It 
    Teacher and student tools  Download   
  • Disobeying the Law and Its Impact on the Social Order 
    Teacher tools  Download   Student booklet  Download 
  • Environmental Sustainability: Challenges to be met 
    Teacher and student tools  Download
  • Thinking About Life and Death 
    (Non-validated LES translated from French.) Teacher and student tools  Download
  • Art and Religion 
    Teacher guide and included worksheets  Download
  • Religions Down Through Time: The Protestant Reformation 
    Teacher and student tools  Download
    (Note: There is a related Cartograf scenario entitled Reformation in Europe factors Go to page
  • Foundations of Religions Down Through Time 
    Teacher guide and tools  Download     
  • Tolerance 
    Teacher and student tools  Download
  • Pilgrimages: Journeys of the Spirit 
    Teacher and student tools  Download
    (Note:  There is a related Cartograf scenario entitled Religious Pilgrimages Go to page
  • Poverty and World Hunger:  A Question of Justice 
    Teacher tools  Download Student booklet  Download
  • Religious References in Popular Music 
    Teacher tools  Download Student booklet  Download
  • See also the article L.E.S. THAT ADDRESS BULLYING  Download

NOTE:  LEARN login required to access LES in the list above.  Expand and choose.

Cartograf scenarios   

Using the LES Religions Down Through Time?  
Consider using the scenario and map Reformation in Europe factors.  Go to page 

Using the LES Pilgrimages: Journeys of the Spirit?  
Consider trying the scenario and map Religious Pilgrimages:  Go to page

Graphic Organizers and Posters for ERC

Graphic organizers for Secondary Cycles 1 and 2. These graphic organizers were adapted for the ERC program by Natalie Knott and Craig Bullett from LEARN's Focus - Secondary Cycle One print material.  Organizers with explanations/instructions as PDF. Download
Separate organizers as archive Download

ERC Dialogue Posters

The large 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 via Drawing #1 or #2)

Religious Tradition Powerpoints 

Thanks to the consultants at EMSB and the working group of Catherine Cherry, Halette Djandji and Catherine Lafontaine for sharing several Powerpoint collections with the our community. Each document contains several slides with images of religious objects, representations, and their corresponding stories and contexts. Download 

s'Cool Features

Researched and written by students for the s’Cool television programme in 2009, these videos reflect the students’ preoccupations and unique voices.  Go to page  

Professional Learning

Teacher Stories from the ERC Blog

A series of interviews on how educators have approached teaching Ethics and Religious Culture in our schools. No two views are the same, but we have tried to keep the questions for each participant the same. (Want to share yours?  See our online form. Go to site )

To read all our Teacher Stories Go to page New stories featured monthly!

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  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)

MEES Program Documents

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




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