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Tools to help you critically and effectively use historical documents to characterize and interpret history!
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Intellectual Operation Guides by EMSB
Intellectual Operation Badges and Guides
The student must identify an actor, a group, an action, a measure, a role, a territory, an economic activity, a phenomenon. Download the English secondary version of the guide, and several worksheets as Google Slides: Go to site
Establish connections between facts
The student must associate demonstrations or descriptions with facts that are related to them.
Access the current English version Go to site
Establish Causal Connections
The student must demonstrate the causal link between the specified elements. Access the current English version Go to site
Determine causes & consequences
The student should indicate a fact - for example, the contexts, interests, objectives, influences, actions - which explains a historical reality. The student should indicate a fact that springs from a historical reality. Access current English versions: Causes Go to site Consequences Go to site
Situate in Time
The student must chronologically order facts taking into account time markers. It must situate a fact or set of facts on a timeline. It must classify facts according to whether they are earlier or later than a time marker. Download English Google Doc secondary example Go to site
Situate in Space
The student must situate geographical elements, facts or territories in space. Secondary guide to come. An elementary version was created by LEARN and is available. Go to site
Identify differences & similarities
Students should identify differences and similarities or points of convergence or divergence. Access current English versions for Convergence & divergence Go to site; Similarities & Differences Go to site
Determine changes & continuities
The student must identify a fact that shows that a historical reality is being transformed or maintained. Access current English version: Changes and continuities Go to site.
For convenience, we have tried to gather various organizers together and to loosely organize them around certain "Historical Thinking concepts". Sometimes just scanning through a few of the organizers can help you to understand how to use the Intellectual Operations to sort and make sense of the knowledge you are learning. Feel free to browse what we have collected to date here.
Secondary 3 and 4: Revision in action!
During the Congrès 2019 de l’univers social, Lise Proulx and Marie-Josée Morneau presented a serious of "revision documents for the Secondary IV Quebec and Canadian history course that cover the four periods of the program. These materials engage students in reviewing knowledge, working with the resource files, and consolidating curriculum skills." This package of document was translated into English by the DEEN Social Sciences sub-committee.
Students: Copy then use the following files to review the periods indicated: