Welcome to the new dedicated Secondary Cycle 1 History page.  Scan below to find learning strategies, document collections and more.  If you are looking for Cycle 2 (grade 9 & 10) materials, or want to tour other feature sections, jump back to old main History page here.


New:  What is the influence of the Church in the formation of the West?  Go to site
Medieval cities: A world of knights or a world of merchants? 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

Are you looking for Cycle 1 GEOGRAPHY tasks, docs and scenarios?   Go to page

Cartograf Mapping Scenarios

The LEARN-RECITUS Cartograf mapping site is now bilingual and contains many sample mapping scenarios that can be used to demonstrate the tool for students, but also as learning scenarios and document collections in your classes.  For example, view the Mercantilism trade and key players and the Reformation in Europe factors scenarios. 

Cartograf Mapping site, tutorial videos and sample scenarios  Go to site

Curiousity Labs (Roman Empire and Athens

SWLSB consultant Dan Hedges' recent share of his inquiry-based learning packages on developing questions on Rome and Roman maps, and on Athens and the Acropolis.  A great complement to other document packages above, these includes graphic organizers and other tools.

Download Roman Empire     Download Athen & Acropolis

Essential Learnings & Formative Questions

ETSB consultant Jean Provencial and his team from Galt Secondary have recently shared their package of useful "Essential Learnings & Formative Questions".  It will be visible just below this paragraph, but only to teachers when logged in to LEARN: 

MEQ (Previously MEES) Program Documents - Secondary

Below you will find various Ministry of Education program and evaluation documents for the Secondary Social Sciences domain.  (Contact Paul R. if you find broken links!)

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 Go to site    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  Go to site   (Or view PDFs for Four credits  Two credits

Note that the Ministry (MEES) Programs of Study page, where you will find these "General Education" Secondary School Programs and older programs too, 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   (Or view PDF's for Four credits or Two credits)

History of Quebec & Canada.   (See instead "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  Go to site   (Or Download

Contemporary World online version Go to site   (Or Download

Financial Education  Go to site   (Or Download


BAMD:  MEES approved books site
Bureau d'approbation du matériel didactique

Go to site


MEES sample "Document files" from training sessions

1608 and 1760 - Document File: Cities in Canada

1840-1896 - Document File: Socio-cultural expression  

1896 to 1945 - Document File: Education and technical training

1896-present - Document File: Challenging capitalism

1945-present - Document file: Language issue

1980-present - Document File: Information Era

Origins to present - Document File: Inuit nation  


MEES "Trial models" from training sessions

Migrations in Québec (Trial Model)

The National Policy and Canada’s Economic Autonomy (Trial Model)

Forms of Nationalism in Canada (Trial Model)

The Quiet Revolution: Disruption or Continuity? (Trial model)

Devitalization of Québec’s Rural Communities (Trial Model)

Women’s Right to Vote (Trial Model)

Indian Residential Schools in Québec (Trial Model)