Welcome to ... Social Sciences Online Learning

Below you will find collections of tips, tricks and tools to help you teach online or simply via web-based technologies in a digital age, while using LEARN’s extensive student resources. 

Note that these sample approaches address a phase in a typical inquiry learning process. Some of the examples will also have embedded video capsules that highlight some QEP program elements in play.

View Paul Rombough's session at the Aqeus History conference in 2020 to learn more about this site and these example learning processes.  A Youtube playlist of all other LEARN Social Sciences videos is also available here.


Flip through some of these ideas on how to engage your students in online classes!


Flip through some of these ways students can explore further, ask questions and make hypotheses about historical and geographic phenomena... online!


What about ways students can research, gather and organize information, and investigate further, collaboratively and online!?  Flip through a few of these ideas.


What about projects, designs, making and building ... online? 
Various ideas are available for different subjects and levels below.


How can students share with each other, present their findings, and get their work to the teacher for evaluation!?  We are working on a few ideas here.

Video capsules available

Engage Example - Image analysis for WW1 War Experiences

This overview video describes an example of how to Engage your students online. Using an organizer on a live Google Drawing, students collaboratively note down their questions and responses, connect historical events to prior knowledge, share the impressions they have with the class, etc.

Explore Example - Using videos and Pictures for Irish and French Migrations

Student examine pictures and videos, as ways to "Explore" the Irish and French Migration experiences and realities of people who moved to and from the Canadas in the 1800s. Students work in a collaborative online environment using Google Slides. 

Investigate Example - Using timelines and maps for First Settlements

This overview video describes an example of the Investigate Phase. Students "Establish Facts" related to various first settlements (Port Royal, Tadoussac, Quebec) and "Situate them in Space and Time" using online collaborative tools like Google Draw/Slides and Cartograf.