Learning Approaches (LES, etc.)
The main Elementary Social Sciences page on LEARN may still list English-Language Learning & Evaluation Situations, projects and other pedagogical approaches …. However, most Learning Situations, tasks, projects, and teacher tools are now being moved here to the S & T site. Below are some recent ones that have been centralized here.
RECITUS: Virtual Reality task comparing Inca and Iroquois
Sample task using Google Streetview VR and 360 views, as part of RECITUS workshop on “La réalité virtuelle en univers social” “Elementary school students to discover and compare territories specific to Iroquoian and Incan societies. They must describe what they see in each landscape and associate them with the correct society. After having read a short documentary file taken from the Societies and Territories site, they interpret what they saw and compare the economy and the territory of the two societies.” (Click here to open the task document and answer key)
GAME-BASED LEARNING, etc.
Various games are being developed and will be stored in the main page called, Games, Game-based learning and Gamification
Looking into how to make a game using our online resources?
Visit our new “How to make a game” page to get started on making your own game, or to help your own students create their own.
I-Spy gaming strategy for Societies in 1500.
An I-Spy strategy prototype, where students to search for documents hidden in a larger “book-sized” image. Go to page
Explora Board Game
Explora is a board game using playing cards and a timeline/map board that allows students to locate events and people in time and space. Visit the Explora Game page here.
Cycle 2 card game: Review Societies and Connect the Facts!
Teams amass points by identifying the societies portrayed on playing cards, by classifying the information according to the aspects, and by connecting documents to various concepts. Visit the Connect the Fact game page here
Chronos Timeline Game and Cards
A board game inspired by Timeline, tracing events throughout the primary history program. Visit the Chronos game page here
Cycle 2 Societies & Territories Toolkit & Student Field Journals!
Teacher guides, student field journals, process planners, evaluation tools, and resource collections. Go to page
SMARTBOARD Notebook files and Teacher guides
SMARTBoard tools for the Iroquois – Cycle 2 (Gr. 3)
Cycle 2 SMARTBoard by ETSB: Native Peoples around 1500
SMARTBoard tools Cycle 2 (Gr. 4) First European Settlers: New France
SMARTBoard tools Cycle 3 (Gr5)Times of Change series
Mapping scenarios for the elementary sector. Examples of how the materials on this site could be used. Go to page
Iroquois Beadwork – Cultural Portraits of the Past and Present
These learning activities and units, as well as the introduction to this section, are now available as a single PDF. Download
Also note, the new location on the S and T site for the Iroquois Beadwork Kids’ Zone !
RECITUS LES: Welcome to my seigneury
This LES is also now on the S and T site! Go to page
RECITUS LES and Student site: Once upon a time in the 1820s
Teacher’s guide, Extras, the Student Notebook and the Student Site pages are now on the S and T site!. Go to page
The Loyalists (A project with resources that could also apply to Cycle 2)
The original LES site pages, stories, and materials are now all available in one PDF file!!!
The Loyalists texts from the Kid’s Zone are also available in the 1820 section of the site. Go to page.
PDIG’s – WQSB LES #3:
How did society in New France change from 1645 to 1745?
by Renée Halmos, Wendy Hamilton and Kim Van Lier
Life in New France Webquest
ETSB project. Link broken. Working on it!
DEEN LES RESOURCE BANK projects:
The Seigneuries. The students will gain an understanding of Inca society and territory and will be able to compare this to what they have learned about Iroquois society.
Who Were the Incas? The students will gain an understanding of how a society initially functions and gradually becomes more and more sophisticated by tracing the development of the seigniorial system in New France.
Changes in Society. The students will gain an understanding of the societal and territorial changes involved in the establishment and conquest of New France.
Note: Until further notice, these LES are protected by separate password. (NOT your LEARN password)