Unit 1: Confederation Lesson #7: Physical Features of British North America Specific Expectation: identify key social, political, economic and physical characteristics of the British North American colonies between 1850 and 1860. To Begin: Read the “Physical Features in British North America” (pages H15-16) Discuss: In the climate extremes section, what general observations can we make? How would you define “Challenging”? Challenging adjective (dictionary.com) 1. offering a challenge; testing one's ability, endurance, etc: a challenging course; a challenging game. 2. stimulating, interesting, and thought-provoking: a challenging suggestion. Ticket out the door: 1. William Lyon Mackenzie King once commented that, “Canada has too much geography”. Do you agree with him? Why or why not? 2. Assess what it would have been like to live in each region in the 1850’s. Consider transportation, climate and ways of life.