AQEUS

Social universe: A conference on the subject of current events in the classroom

On October 12 and 13, the Quebec Association for the Teaching of the Social Universe (AQEUS) will hold its annual conference under the theme WE and current affairs.

Societies and territories, a trendy tool for teaching the social universe

Faced with the lack of textbooks for primary-level geography and history classes, more and more teachers are turning to online resources. Indeed, one can find free on Internet learning situations adapted to the courses of Social universe which include images and videos… Ideal for an interactive whiteboard!

A helping hand for teachers connected to history

Developing classroom learning and assessment situations from an interactive whiteboard can be very complicated if the teacher starts this project from scratch. However, many of them create whiteboard activities and make them available online, for free. This is the case of the teacher Jean-François Lévesque and the educational advisor Jean-Luc Trussart, who came to present their work at the AQEUS congress.

The timeline, for a whole new understanding of history

On the occasion of the 2010 AQEP congress, Infobourg attended the workshop presented by the national service of the RÉCIT of the social universe in order to discover a formidable application for creating timelines. This online application has been around for almost 3 years and makes it possible to produce very complete visual documents to analyze different periods of history.

Who is afraid of ICT?

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are in full development and are lacking in teacher training, deplore teachers Mélanie Couture and Anne-Sophie Charland. To introduce their colleagues who are afraid to use their interactive whiteboard, they presented solutions that are easy to implement at the congress of the Quebec Association of Teachers in the Social Universe.

Combine social universe and technological tools

The interactive whiteboard is the ideal tool for classes in a social universe in the 3rd cycle of elementary school, according to educational advisers France Leclerc and Linda Duval. They took advantage of the Congress of the Quebec Association of Teachers in the Social Universe (AQEUS) to share their concept of workshops with other advisers and teachers eager for ideas to use their table.