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All About Nellie and Garden Tour (Grade 4, 5 and 6: Social Studies)

Cost Per Program


Program Dates

October 15-November 18, 2020

January 18-April 22, 2021

Program Times

9:30 am to 11:30 am or 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class Size

Max 30 

Grade 4, 5, 6: Social Studies



Who is Nellie McClung? Most of us know her as a member of the Famous 5 and a key player in the 1929 “Persons Case,” but there is so much more to her than that. Visit the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women, a replica of McClung’s Calgary home and discover the many facets of Nellie’s life and personality. Using the artifacts and information in the exhibit as inspiration, students will create a scrapbooking journal and make Nellie’s work as an author, teacher, activist, politician, wife and mother come alive. During a gardening walking tour the children will explore and learn the differences between certain plants and how to identify them just like Nellie. Students will leave with a newfound vision of Nellie McClung