Released on February 12, 2018
Grade Eight students around Saskatchewan are being provided with a fun, educational way to remember Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation with the launch of the It’s Democracy! board game.
The Canada 150 legacy project was undertaken by the Provincial Capital Commission, with financial support from the Government of Canada through the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.
“The game can be used as a tool to help teach students about our democratic system of government, provincial history and leaders, and about our connection to the Crown,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Ken Cheveldayoff said. “We’re confident that the knowledge the students will gain from this valuable resource will leave a lasting impression. The It’s Democracy! game is a fitting conclusion to a wonderful year of Canada 150 celebrations.”
Produced in both official languages, the game is being supplied to approximately 700 public, separate and Band operated schools around the province. It was developed and designed in consultation with the Ministry of Education, a focus group of educators and other partners, with the Grade Eight social studies curriculum in mind.
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