Welcome to the Cycle 1 Secondary Geography page at LEARN. Here you can browse available learning situations, including various sample Cartograf mapping scenarios and other document packages and guides.
For Cycle 1 HISTORY tasks, docs and scenarios: Go to page
Teaching and Learning Tools
Cartograf Mapping Scenarios
Sample activities and mapped document collections involving geo-localization, available on LEARN's Cartograf installation. Look in the map's "Description" for scenario instructions.
Territoires agricoles à risque Agricultural territory Go to page
Here you will find LES's and other strategies, including those adapted from or in partnership with RECITUS or the school boards.
The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park: A Protected Territory LES to help students discover and understand the role played by protected areas on Earth by closely examining an example of a unique Canadian territory: the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Teacher's guide: Download Student Workbook Download Appendices Download(See also the related Cartograf mapping scenario on Protect territories: Go to site )
Quenching Our Thirst: Water Management Today LES for Competency 3 Global Citizenship, where students become cognizant of the current issues around the world water crisis. Teacher's Guide DownloadStudent Notebook Download Reproducibles Download
Exploitation of forests Students examine the issue of forest exploitation through the adventures of Mike Forrest, a student who has found a summer job as a tree planter in Abitibi. Students will understand the complexity of the issue of forest exploitation, not only at regional and national levels, but also at a global level. Exploitation of forests is on a separate page Go to page
Mother Nature Enraged: "Does nature really attack the poor?" Students identify various natural hazards and assess their consequences in an urban environment. Students define the concept of natural hazard management in a context of international solidarity: saving lives and reducing economic disruption. Updated with new sources in 2022. Now available as Google Doc here.
Geography files, collections, tasks or dossiers These packages of related resources were translated from various RECITUS dossiers/tasks. Some are in the process of being archived here from our old LEARN website while others are newly translated from their large collections available at recitus.qc.ca and documents.recitus.qc.ca
Virtual Reality - Energy Producing TerritoryGo to site
A central place where we (try to) store all our graphic organizers as we build them, organized roughly around the Intellectual Operations and Historical Thinking Skills. (In Secondary History section for now: Go to page
Professional Learning in Social Sciences
UDL in a Social Sciences Context: Resources and Challenges in a Digital Age
Thinking about how you might adjust your History content and practices for all learning styles and experiences? LEARN online resources, in line with the secondary and new adult education history courses, can help you engage your students, explore, use and also interpret events for a variety of situations. Recently I shared a presentation on new templates structured around UDL with some teachers at the ACE Online summit. A video presentation on the First part on Engage is available at https://youtu.be/p5uS6IxKjfk
Social Sciences Online and in a Digital Age
Follow along as new learning scenario examples are added throughout the year. You will find tips, tricks and tools to help you teach online and in a digital age, using LEARN’s various resources, in response to the QEP program's approaches and according to an inquiry learning model. Visit the Secondary version Visit the Elementary Version (Note too that in 2020 Paul Rombough also presented these strategies in an information online session available here.)
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:
Learning in Place: Working towards a local history learning toolkit Go to page
Native-Land.ca - First Stop on a Journey Through Territory & Time Go to page
Teachers as Cultural Facilitators in the Social Sciences Go to page
Beginners No More: Social Sciences Online in a Digital Age Go to page
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