Secondary Cycle 2

Ethical considerations of autonomous vehicles

New technologies, algorithms and artificial intelligence are constantly bringing new things into people's daily lives. Among these, autonomous vehicles are a source of important moral debates. They may have to decide who lives and who dies in the event of an unavoidable accident. Here are some ideas for activities to address the topic.

2022: the euro is 20 years old

On January 1, 2002, the franc officially disappeared from France to make way for a single currency in several European countries: the euro. Twenty years later, what can we say about this single currency?

Soon 8 billion people on Earth

According to the United Nations (UN), there will be 8 billion people on Earth on November 15, 2022. The stakes are immense! Let's take the time to think about it with the students.

Key issues in the provincial election

On October 3, 2022, Quebec voters will be asked to choose their next government and renew the 125 seats in the National Assembly. This is a good time to talk to your students about elections and the electoral process that characterizes Quebec's democracy.

Social diversity: beyond M and F, the evolving genre

No more "male or female". Nova Scotians, like many other Canadians, can have the designation "X" instead of "male" or "female" on their birth certificate.

Meet Charlotte Cardin

The series À la rencontre de... allows teachers to introduce certain personalities to their students. Today, we take a look at the career of singer Charlotte Cardin and the release of her album Phoenix. We also take the opportunity to look at the popular symbolism of certain creatures from Greek mythology!

U.S. divided over abortion rights

Americans have always been divided on the issue of abortion rights. This eternal ethical debate is far from over as a leaked document recently suggested that the highest court in the United States may soon strike down what has protected abortion rights in this country for 50 years.

May 4: a day to celebrate the Star Wars saga

Every year on May 4th, Star Wars fans celebrate their favorite saga by saying "May the 4th be with you!". Let's take a closer look at the reasons why moviegoers' fervor has continued to grow since the first film in the saga in 1977.

Meet Roxane Bruneau

The À la rencontre de... series allows teachers to introduce their students to certain personalities. Today, we take a look at the career of author, composer and performer Roxane Bruneau, who is known for her frankness, authenticity and humour.

April 22: Earth Day

April 22 is the day we have collectively given ourselves to stop and think about our planet. Year after year, it is an opportunity to remember what we can do on a daily basis to improve our future, but it is also a time to unite and dare to change the world on a larger scale.

November 11: remembering who and what?

On November 11, like every year, meditation ceremonies are held across the country on Remembrance Day to commemorate the 1918 armistice.

Move better to be happier

The activities proposed in this guide will help your students to find ideas for preparing to move and for relieving stress in the classroom. They will also make it possible to learn more about the professions that surround the practice of a high-level sport. Ready, Set? Let's go!   

NHL hockey is back in front of its fans!

Even though the start of the season has not been successful so far for the Montreal Canadiens, coach Dominic Ducharme says “now is not the time to panic or go crazy”! It did not take less to attract our attention and make us want to suggest activities to live in class on the theme of hockey!

Science vs. Facebook algorithm to thwart disinformation

Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen several scientists posting on social networks in favor or against the vaccine, the mask, health measures, etc. Recently, the editor of the renowned journal Science, Holden Thorp, implored the scientific community to try to beat Facebook at its own game: to play on the algorithms by bringing out star researchers, as do so well the " anti-science ”.  

Autumn: festival of colors and enhancement of the territory

The fall colors are certainly one of the most beautiful natural spectacles offered by Quebec. Here are some ideas for activities to help students discover how this beautiful season is beneficial for the development of the territory.

The ins and outs of a minority government

The day after an election in Canada: Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party and outgoing Prime Minister, takes back power in a government, this time, in the minority. Zoom on the functioning of a minority in the House of Commons.

The major challenges of the 2021 federal elections 

On September 20, Canadian voters will be called to the polls to choose the 338 members of the House of Commons and to appoint the next government. What are the main challenges of these elections? What means have the major parties put in place to attract voters? Let's try to navigate this election campaign.

"Disinformers: how do they deceive us?

As part of the series “How do we make information”, the result of a collaboration between Agence Science-Presse and École branchée, we are now focusing on disinformers. The name of their leader? Donald Trump.

Assessing the validity of online scientific information

As part of the series “How do we make information”, the result of a collaboration between Agence Science-Presse and École branchée, we are now interested in the validity of scientific information. in the context of a global pandemic as we are currently living. Can you verify information that is based on science if you are not yourself a scientist? The answer is in this guide!

What is an information medium?

As part of the "How do we make information" series, a collaboration between Agence Science-Presse and École branchée, we answer the question: What is a news media?