Societies and Territories (LEARN-RÉCIT) https://societies.learnquebec.ca An English Elementary Student History Site Fri, 16 Feb 2024 16:05:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.2.4 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/cropped-android-chrome-512x512-1-32x32.png Societies and Territories (LEARN-RÉCIT) https://societies.learnquebec.ca 32 32 Time Line Activity: How did the role of women in Quebec society change between 1905 and 1980? https://societies.learnquebec.ca/time-line-activity-how-did-the-role-of-women-in-quebec-society-change-between-1905-and-1980/ Fri, 16 Feb 2024 16:05:03 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=18271 There are many different tools you can use to make digital timelines like Miro and Canva. This task will use the time line tool on the National Council of Teachers of English website. Students will establish facts about 4 documents. Then, they will situate them in time and create a time line production. Finally, they will respond to a question asking them to article some of the changes that occured with regards to the role of women in Quebec society between 1905 and 1980.

Access the activity here.

Access response guide for formative assessment.

 

Note: The response guide is protected so students can’t peak! Teachers can request access as needed!

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What makes an area rural, suburban or urban? https://societies.learnquebec.ca/what-makes-an-area-rural-suburban-or-urban/ Wed, 07 Feb 2024 14:00:11 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=18177 In this short 1-2 period activity, you will try to define characteristics of rural, suburban or urban areas using documents. Then, you will look for those characteristics in a photo analysis activity. Finally, in small groups, you will pick a community in Quebec to research. You will try to determine if the community is in a rural, suburban or urban area and create a digital collage or presentation justify your opinion. This activity is designed to activate the ‘characterize a territory’ intellectual operation.

Student workbook

Teacher’s Guide

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Some Characteristics of the Inuit Nation https://societies.learnquebec.ca/some-characteristics-of-the-inuit-nation/ Tue, 30 Jan 2024 16:47:12 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=18161 Want to learn more about the Inuit Nation? Here is a document collection for you to practice establishing facts using documents. When reading the documents, think about some of the early interactions between Inuit from Nunavik and European fur traders and missionaries. How do these past interactions continue to impact the societies involved?

Access the student booklet here.

When learning about different societies, it is often best to use resources created by the society itself. The documents from this booklet were adapted for from The Inuit Way, which was written by Pauktiitit Inuit Women of Canada in 2006. 

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The Arrival of Jacques Cartier: Impacts on Indigenous and European Societies https://societies.learnquebec.ca/arrival-of-jacques-cartier/ Mon, 29 Jan 2024 13:04:25 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=18129 The history of many different societies was impacted by Jacques Cartier’s Voyages to Turtle Island. In this activity, you will work in groups of 5. Individually, you will establish fact from a document. Then, you will share the facts with the other members of your small group. Finally, you will work together to situate the events in time and construct a timeline using digital tools. Lastly, you will reflect on how the same events had different impacts of various societies, like members of the St. Lawrence Iroquoian Nation and the Europeans who were exploring their territory.

You can access the student booklet here!

If you are a teacher , you can request access to view the teachers guide here!

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What are some characteristics of Algonquian Nations? https://societies.learnquebec.ca/what-are-some-characteristics-of-algonquian-nations/ Tue, 23 Jan 2024 18:38:18 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=18111 Here is a document collection and table to help you establish facts related to the following aspects of Algonquian society around 1500: political, social, economic or cultural.

When you are done using documents to establish facts, create a visual concept map to showcase our understanding. 

You can access the Student Workbook here!

 

The RÉCIT univers social has produced several Learning Activities (In French) that use the texts in the Societies and Territories site.    With permission,  and distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, LEARN and its partners have begun the process of adapting these activities into English, and occasionally will be creating variations based on their activities.

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What are some characteristics of Iroquoian Nations? https://societies.learnquebec.ca/what-are-some-characteristics-of-iroquoian-nations/ Tue, 23 Jan 2024 18:34:49 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=18108 Here is a document collection and table to help you establish facts related to the following aspects of Iroquoian society around 1500: political, social, economic or cultural.

When you are done using documents to establish facts, create a visual concept map to showcase our understanding. 

You can access the Student Workbook here!

 

The RÉCIT univers social has produced several Learning Activities (In French) that use the texts in the Societies and Territories site.    With permission,  and distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, LEARN and its partners have begun the process of adapting these activities into English, and occasionally will be creating variations based on their activities.

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Videos in English (and French) ! https://societies.learnquebec.ca/videos-in-english-and-french/ Fri, 01 Dec 2023 17:20:36 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=18054 New on the site: 1905 and 1980 videos by guest narrator and editor Mathis (Grade 6)!
1905: Province of Quebec | 1980: Openness to the World |  A revolution in clothingLiving in the suburbs
Videos narrated and edited by Mathis (Grade 6)

New addition in January 2024 at 1820 – Awaiting-the-railway

Note that many of our site pages contain videos that help students read and visualize the site content. LEARN now also has a single playlist to view what videos we have produce or where we have stored videos we have adapted from French originals. Check them out via our  Youtube Playlist for Elementary Social Sciences.

Also, if you flip to the French side of each page (adapted French versions for our FLS students) you will often find original French videos produced by the RÉCIT univers social.  These videos are also available in numerous playlists according to society on their Youtube channel here

 

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Indigenous Territories: Adapting to the Territory OR Adapting the Territory? https://societies.learnquebec.ca/indigenous-territories-adapting-to-the-territory-or-adapting-the-territory/ Tue, 07 Nov 2023 22:20:21 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=17986 Indigenous territories

In this activity, you will use Google My Maps technology to create a new map. You will pick one (or more) Indigenous communities that you would like to learn more about. Using satellite images and resources created by members of the community you are studying, you will explore how people have adapted to the territory they live in and ways that people have changed the territory to better suit their needs and wants.

This activity is for Elementary Cycle 3 and up. It focuses on the Establish Facts and Situate in Space Intellectual Operations.

This activity could also be done using Cartograf software.

Access the activity here. 

 

NOTE: You can make print, save, or make a copy of this Google document. Here is a guide if you are new to using Google Docs.

This activity was originally created by l’équipe du RÉCIT univers social (info@recitus.qc.ca). Access the original French document here.  Their Google Doc was accessed on October 29, 2023, then adapted and translated by the RÉCIT Provincial Service for the Anglophone Community, LEARN. on Nov. 7, 2023.

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Getting Started with Scratch: Guide and Challenges https://societies.learnquebec.ca/scratch-guide-and-challenges-for-social-sciences/ Tue, 08 Aug 2023 21:52:10 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=17658 Scratch Guide and challenges for students

Students

Scratch is a free open-source programming software that was developed by the MIT Media Lab. It is available in many different languages and is used by people all over the world to create animations, games, and more! 

Are you interested in using Scratch in your Social Sciences class? Here is a guide that includes challenges to get you started! Check out the last slide for more project ideas using Scratch software!

Teachers

Scratch is an engaging multi-disciplinary tool that can be used across the curriculum to work towards program-specific targets and competencies. It is also a fantastic way to activate Digital Competency. You can learn more about Digital Competency and the Digital Action Plan by visiting the Digital Competency in Action website

Are you just beginning to explore the use of Scratch in the classroom? We have created a hyper doc to get you started teaching with Scratch. You can click on the image on the left of this paragraph to view the hyper doc as a Google document. It provides and overview of how to create student accounts, as well as tips, tricks, and project inspiration for your class. 

After you have created accounts for your students, you may want to share the above slide deck with your students. You can complete some of the getting started challenges together. After this, you may want to explore the following projects for the social sciences that were created by RÉCITUS and/or the LEARN/RÉCIT team for the Anglophone community. Note that some of the below activities require a Makey Makey microcontroller. This is an affordable microcontroller that is already available in many schools.  Vist the resource section of the Digital Competency in Action website for more information about Makey Makey microcontrollers (including teacher’s guides and activities). 

Scratch Activity Guides for Elementary Social Sciences: 

Historical Figures (Various societies and time periods)

Interactive Timelines (Various societies and time periods)

Iroquoians around 1500

New France around 1645 and 1745

Lower Canada around 1820

Quebec around 1980

 

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New France 1745 mapping activity on Indigenous Peoples affected https://societies.learnquebec.ca/new-france-1745-mapping-activity-on-indigenous-peoples-affected/ Fri, 30 Jun 2023 14:32:33 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=17443 How did evolving territorial occupation of French settlers affect Indigenous Peoples? 

This learning process focusses on evolving Territorial Occupation and Population growth.  It starts with a video to watch to review the situation in 1645.  It includes a map reading for familiar places and to notice changes from 1645, followed by a few suggested readings.  

The learning process includes includes a Cartograf  mapping scenario that asks students to demonstrate “How the evolution of territorial occupation by French traders and settlers affected others, ” by focussing on one Indigenous nation, settlement or language group, and also a specific French settlement of the period.

View student workbook here

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New France 1645 mapping activity on Indigenous Peoples affected https://societies.learnquebec.ca/new-france-1645-mapping-activity-on-indigenous-peoples-affected/ Wed, 28 Jun 2023 20:47:19 +0000 https://societies.learnquebec.ca/?p=17324 How did territorial occupation of traders and settlers affect Indigenous Peoples? 

This learning process focusses on Territorial Occupation.  It starts with a video to watch, reading activities, and ends with a Cartograf (or Google Maps) mapping scenario that asks students to demonstrate “How territorial occupation by French traders and settlers affected others, ” by focussing on one Indigenous nation, settlement or language group, and also a specific French settlement of the period.

View student workbook here

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