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. and visit

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. 

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?
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.  
[Note:  A similar Cartograf activity is available at Indigenous Territories around 1500. | Français ici.]

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Through the analysis of historical documents, this activity will lead students to explore the various workings of the forest industry in the 19th century.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Through the analysis of historical documents, this activity leads students to explore the impacts of industrialization on the organization of territory and work.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.

RECITUS:  How do people, places, objects and songs become part of our culture?

Several objects are part of Quebec culture and have marked one or more generations. In this activity, you will ask one of your parents to find an old object that marked his or her generation and that they kept at home. You will take pictures of it and interview your parents about it.  You will also tour several sections of the Societies and Territories site to search for and learn about objects.  Click to access the activity and worksheets as a Google Document.

See also the RECITUS Task:
Virtual Reality task comparing Inca and Iroquois

“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)


Pour less ACTIVITÉS D’APPRENTISSAGE en français sur RÉCITUS ! 

Again, for all these and other activities by RECITUS available in French,