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 a main page called, Games, Game-based learning and Gamification
Here are few highlighted gaming strategies and resources:
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 main 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. Over a hundred cards are being produced for Inca, Iroquoian and Algonquian societies, along with vocabulary words, and additional images and media. This card game strategy could be used to review and remind students of the facts related to these societies. Visit the main Connect the Fact game page here
Chronos Timeline Game and Cards
Chronos, is a board game inspired by Timeline, that features the 35+ events from the primary history program. Chronos stimulates motivation in your students and promotes collaborative work. Visit the main 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 site at les-by-recitus-welcome-to-my-seigneury/
Seasons of New France
http://podcastmcq.org/Nouvelle-France/ A useful offsite resource package with sections like
- Appropriation of the Territory
- Daily Acts
- The Rhythm of Life
- Transmission of Knowledge
Note, the tablet version is here
RECITUS LES and Student site: Once upon a time in the 1820s
The Teacher’s guide, Extras, the Student Notebook and the Student Site pages are now available here on the Societies and Territories 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 a password.