New High School History Course Approved

The saga surrounding Quebec’s history course for Secondary 4 and 5 students is drawing to a close. Education minister Sébastien Proulx has just approved the final version which will be mandatory in the fall.

According to Raymond Bédard, president of La Société des professeurs d’histoire du Québec, the reform was well received by the majority of teachers who demanded that the content be presented chronologically rather than thematically, as was the case in the former curriculum.

The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the changes. “We see that efforts were made, and we are pleased. We can’t ignore the contribution of those who created Quebec,” said QCGN’s Director of Communications, Rita Legault. She noted, however, that the changes to the teacher’s curriculum guide will not be included in textbooks, which were printed several months ago.

Read the full article on TVA Nouvelles’ website (in French)