100 Famous People Lessons for English Learners

Extra! Extra! We have just published our 100th Famous People lesson!

About a week ago, we realized we had 99 Famous People lessons in our library. We started asking our subscribers for suggestions on who #100 should be. We were hoping to receive requests for amazing women, as we recently noticed that this lesson section has developed a serious case of gender inequality.

We were delighted when a few of our subscribers requested a lesson on Nellie McClung. On January 28, 1916, with a lot of help from this female activist, Manitoba became the first Canadian province to grant women the right to vote.

Since our office is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Canadians just celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, we knew that Nellie McClung had to be our 100th Famous People lesson. In addition, some Canadians are petitioning to have McClung featured on the next 100-dollar bill.

In celebration of our 100th Famous People lesson and the centennial of women’s suffrage in Manitoba, we hope you’ll try our Nellie McClung lesson and get your students talking about the history of women’s rights. Our high-intermediate Nellie McClung lesson includes:

  • warm-up questions
  • a reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • a grammar review (reflexive and intensive pronouns)
  • comprehension questions
  • a discussion question about feminism (with an optional video task featuring Justin Trudeau)



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  1. Tara Benwell says:

    Mar 07, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    We have published our lesson on Susan B. Anthony just in time for International Women’s Day: https://esllibrary.com/courses/80/lessons/2881
    2020 also marks the centennial of the 19th amendment!

  2. Susan says:

    Jun 21, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    How about a similar lesson on Susan B. Anthony or Alice Paul for Americans or Women’s Suffrage in general?

    • Tara Benwell says:

      Jun 21, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Great idea, Susan! We’ve added these to our list.

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