Grade 5 to 6
Wetlands and the West (Grade 5: Science)
Discover the history and significance of wetland ecosystems played in the settlement of the West and the vital function they perform today. Students are introduced to the flow of water from precipitation to its entrance to the water table and some of the local flora and fauna found along the way.
Aerodynamics and the Automobile (Grade 6 Science)
Cars and airplanes both move through the air. In this thought-provoking program, students will apply what they've been learning about airplanes to our spectacular collection of vintage vehicles to see whether the same principles of aerodynmics hold true.
Pioneer Politics (Grade 6 Social Studies)
Calgary's first mayoral race is the backdrop to this role playing and interactive political studies program. Students will learn about the civic process from election campaigns to the creation of By-laws.
Identifying Initiative (Grade 5: Social Studies)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if women didn’t have the same rights as men? Luckily, thanks to the Famous 5, we don’t have to ponder upon that. Have your students step back in time and explore who the Famous 5 were, the factors that made these five women want to affect change, and what that change meant for all others who followed.
Courting Change (Grade 6: Social Studies)
In this program we invite you to join us as we explore the historical importance of the actions of private citizens who, through protest and legal challenges, changed the shape of Canadian law in the first third of the twentieth century.
Across the Sea of Grass (Grade 4 & 5: Social Studies)
Take your class on a journey across Canada to a new home on the "sea of grass". From the driving of the last spike to the crowded, jostling colinist cars, discover the role the railroad played in settling the "Last, Best West".
One-Room School House (Kindergarten to Grade 6: All Subjects)
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go to school in the olden days, here’s your chance. The “One Room School House” program allows you to soak up the atmosphere of a century old school while our staff delivers an historic lesson with chalk and slate.
All About Nellie & Garden Tour (Grade 4, 5 & 6: Social Studies)
Who was Nellie McClung? Most of us recognize her as a member of the Famous 5 anda key player in the 1929 “Persons Case”, but there is so much more to her than that.
Nellie's Christmas (Grade 3, 4 & 5: Social Studies)
Come step back in time and observe the Christmas traditions of the Roaring Twenties — the Christmas trees, lights, feasts, and elaborate decorations creating a magical atmosphere in Nellie McClung's home.