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Places in Time - Cycle Three (Year Two)

Teacher's Guide

Auteurs : Louise Sarrasin, Geneviève Leblanc

ISBN13 : 9782765015512


Places in Time and the Program: Adventures in Geography, History and Citizenship is primarily a collection of well-documented and inspiring material that is stimulating, rich in information, explanations, suggested activities and tools, and is based on a student-centred pedagogy.

Places in Time consists of:  

  • eight student modules, four for each year of Cycle Three;
  • two teacher guides, one for each year of Cycle Three.

Modules for Cycle Three

  1. Canadian Society Around 1820
  2. Québec Around 1905: A Changing Society
  3. Québec Around 1905: Politics and Culture
  4. The Conquest of the West Around 1900
  5. Québec from 1900 to 1980: The Modern Age
  6. The New Face of Québec
  7. The Mi'kmaq and Inuit Around 1980: New Challenges
  8. Democracy at Work


Student Textbook

Each of the collection's modules revolves around a central theme that students can examine from different perspectives to help further their understanding of the society studied. Besides adding a sense of unity to the module, the common thematic thread helps students become aware that a problem consists of several aspects. The common theme is therefore a connective thread between the situational problem, project, exploration of chapters or "Adventures" and, ultimately, the ensuing communication and discussion.

Each module begins by presenting the discoveries awaiting the students that pertain to the society or societies studied, the targeted competency and the situational problem.

Each module connects the past to the present, so students can relate the concepts studied to their own lives and thereby make comparisons.

All modules are independant of each other. They can be used separately, which facilitates planning and makes it easier to respect the students' rates of learning.

Teacher Guide

The Places in Time collection consists of two Teacher Guides for Cycle Three, each of which is divided into two parts. The first part is the same for Guides A and B. It presents the pedagogical principles of the collection and its connections with the Québec Education Program. The second part deals with the application and support of each module.

Proposed Learning Process

Each module in the Places in Time collection suggests a theme and involves a complex learning situation pertaining to one or more competencies. Each of these situations is made up of texts, illustrations, maps, activities and a project.

The learning process is divided into three phases: the Preparation Phase, the Performance Phase and the Integration and Application Phase.    

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