Browse the sections below for access to our Teacher Resources and tools and various opportunities for Professional Development. Remember to also visit our Elementary Section and its vast Societies & Territories site, the bilingual Cartograf mapping tool, and our new Secondary History Student site under development here.
Teaching and Learning Tools (Cycle 1, Cycle 2, HQC, etc.)
Secondary 3/4 History of Quebec & Canada
LEARN-RECITUS document collections, teaching strategies and evaluations are available via the History of Quebec & Canada resources page. Most of the protected documents are only available through links to the Communauté Histoire, a MEQ-sponsored space for Secondary 3/4 teachers and consultants. Many resources are also being highlighted on our developing student site.
Visit our main History of Quebec & Canada resources Go to page
History (and Geography) Cycle 1
We now have a separate page for our History Cycle 1 resources. Here you will find document packages, learning situations, and Cartograf sample maps.
For Cycle 1 Geography tasks, docs and scenarios? Go to page
Black History Resources
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 to learn about Black History in Canada, but also to expand upon the QEP program contents.
Visit our central storehouse for various graphic organizers, many which were developed for the myriad learning scenarios and document packages elsewhere on LEARN. For convenience, we have gathered them together, and to loosely organize them around various Historical Thinking concepts, their guideposts document, and the Quebec programs' Intellectual Operations.
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. Note that this is where you will also find the LEARN I.O. icons and RECITUS Badges and Guides!
Lisa K. Taylor's strategies and resources (icons too!) to support curricula that frame and infuse students learning through a perspective of social justice and the active transformation of all forms of discrimination. Go to site Related: a personal (PR at LEARN) project to trace examples of counter histories that weave their way through the Quebec HQC program. Go to page
Cartograf - A LEARN-RECIT Online 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!
How to interpret a picture? Interpreting pictures is an essential technique in the social sciences. Pictures can be either photographs, paintings, drawings, caricatures, etc.
Make a Geographic Sketch A Geographic Sketch can be used in any subject, to deconstruct the "reality" that is represented in a landscape or in a photograph of that landscape.
Professional Learning in Social Sciences
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. Go to page
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:
A Framework for Performance Assessment Posted Go to page
Beginners No More: Social Sciences Online in a Digital Age Go to page
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