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All About Nellie and Garden Tour (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.

  • Cost per program: $160.00

  • Class size: Maximum 30 students    

  • Ratio: 1 Supervisor / 10 Students

  • Program times: 9:30am - 11:30am or 12:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Program dates: October 17 - November 21, 2019 & January 20 - April 24, 2020

  • Download the 2019/2020 booking request form