Grade 3 to 4
What creates a community? This program will engage your students with stories of remarkable individuals who laid the cornerstones of justice and compassion in early Calgary. See the growth of Calgary through historic maps and photographs, from isolated ‘Mountie’ outpost, to a bustling prairie city. Meet Colonel James Macleod and his courageous wife Mary at the Sandstone House. A visit to the Cottage Hospital reveals the story of Jimmie Smith, a humble Chinese immigrant who helped fund Calgary’s first hospital.
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's home. Then learn about the contrast of the ’30s and ’40s when rationing was introduced. See how the emphasis shifted and was placed more on family and friends and far less on things. You will also learn to make a traditional 1940s soup, play old-fashioned games, and finish off your visit with an old-time dance.
Cost per program: $150.00