Monday, March 29, 2010

The British North America Act was signed by Queen Victoria on March 29, 1867

The Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly called the British North America Act, 1867, and still known informally as the BNA Act), is a major part of Canada's Constitution. The Act created a federal dominion and defines much of the operation of the Government of Canada, including its federal structure, the House of Commons, the Senate, the justice system, and the taxation system. The British North America Acts, including this Act, were renamed in 1982 with the patriation of the constitution (originally enacted by the British Parliament), however it is still known by its original name in United Kingdom records. Amendments were also made at this time: section 92A was added, giving provinces greater control over non-renewable natural resources.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Canada's Constitution Challenge
- the differences between the British North America Act of 1867 and the Constitution Act of 1982.
- students design and build a game based on facts about the Canadian government.
Grade Level: 4-6, 7-12
Subject: Canadian history / visual arts
Materials: Colored pencils, markers, scissors
Time Needed: Multiple Sessions
Provided by: Crayola

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