Sociétés et Territoires   

The RÉCIT univers social has produced several Learning Activities that use the texts in the Societies and Territories site.   (For more information, see the video NOUVEAU SITE SOCIÉTÉS ET TERRITOIRES.)

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 creating variations based on their activities.  Note:  As you can see we have just started!  If you would like to help with the translations, contact Paul R @ LEARN as usual! 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES available in English so far! 

RECITUS: The concept of territory for the Iroquoian Territory circa 1500

This activity introduces the concept of territory by taking the example of the Iroquoians around 1500. 
Available documents include the Student Workbook google doc,  a SMARTBoard Student Workbook file  (PDF here),  And a teacher version here.

RECITUS:  Occupy Territory- The type(s) of territory on which the Iroquoians and Algonquians lived

This activity addresses the concepts of nomad and sedentary through the different modes of occupation of the territory by the Algonquians and Iroquoians around 1500.   Available documents include a Student Workbook Google Doc,  a Student Notebook file, and a teacher’s guide in French only for the moment. 

LEARN:  Way of Life in 1500- How did cultures differ between the Iroquoians and Algonquians live?
This variation on the above learning process addresses, more specifically, concepts like  “way of life, economic activities, political structures, roles of women and men, habitat, diet, dress” for both the Algonquians and Iroquoians around 1500.   It asks students to Establish Facts, and then to compare Differences and Similarities between societies.  A Google document with strategy suggestions and links to tools is available here.

RECITUS:  How did the lumber trade in Lower Canada work around 1820?

Through the analysis of historical documents, this activity will lead students to explore the various workings of the forest industry in the 19th century. A Google document with strategy suggestions and links to Smartboard tools is available here.  

RECITUS:  How does industrialization transform territory and work?

Through the analysis of historical documents, this activity leads students to explore the impacts of industrialization on the organization of territory and work.  A Google Document for students is available.  A teacher version is also available here.



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