FC: By Ka Wing L. Elbow Park School Grade 6 October 2, 2009 | Famous Five How the Famous Five responded to problems in society
1: Contents: Introduction The Famous Five and the issues today Together solves a problem, Child Abuse that is! How Nellie McClung would solve Child Abuse How Louise McKinney solve Child Abuse How Henrietta Edwards solve Child Abuse How Irene Parlby solve Child Abuse How Emily Murphy solve Child Abuse How I solve Child Abuse Conclusion Sources
2: Introduction In this digital scrapbook you will learn about: How the Famous Five together and individually solved a modern issue they disagreed with. How I will personally solve and respond. The Famous Five were five brave women who fought and won the right that women are legally considered a person. This is also known as the "Person's Case". These five ladies are honored through women and politics. Here are some interesting facts.
4: The Famous Five and Issues Today I believe these issues are some that the Famous Five disagree with and would like to change: Child abuse, politics, alcohol, and smoking.They would have liked to work on these issues because they either have done so in the past or they do not agree with it. These 4 specific issues were chosen because they fit in with the descriptions of each of the Famous Five. I chose child abuse because it is related to women and children before the Dower Law exists. I chose politics because the Famous Five were apart of politics and even today there are different issues to do with politics. Choosing Alcohol and Smoking is important because Louise McKinney and Nellie McClung once put a probation on drinking alcohol and smoking cigars.
6: Together solves a problem, Child Abuse that is! One specific issue that all of the Famous Five would really like to change is child abuse. Ever since the Dower Law is created, children are not property, they are persons. The sad part is due to abusive and alcoholic parents children get injured, sometimes fatally. The Famous Five are determined, and self-sacrificing politicians who always wants to help woman and children in different ways. Thats why I chose Child Abuse. Child Abuse is one of the semi- major issues today, many do not like it and try to stop it from happening. I think the Famous Five were one of them.
8: How Nellie McClung would solve Child Abuse Nellie Mooney McClung, born in Chatsworth, Ontario, on October 20, 1873. Is a person who had a understanding of human nature. For example, when the World War I ended, the "Great Depression" deepened, and she was very concern for her people. She is troubled particularly by women and children. She is not blind to people who are suffering. She found the root of the women and children suffering: alcohol. Even today alcohol is problem led to child abuse. Nellie McClung might form a foundation to help the children, giving them to foster parents or a home to live in, because she is never blind to those who suffered around her. She always cared about women and children and never gave up, she might work with Mrs. McKinney to put a stop to alcohol. By having a foundation, there is a chance that these children have a home. Nellie McClung deceased at 78 in Victoria British Columbia. September 1, 1951. Her gravestone only reads "Loved & Remembered".
10: How Louise McKinney Would Solve Child Abuse Louise Crummy McKinney, born on September 22, 1868 in Frankville, Ontario was interested in politics and being a doctor. Though back then it was very hard for women to actually become a doctor. She is one of the most capable debaters in bills. Mrs. McKinney and Mrs. McClung worked together to put a probation to alcohol , unfortunately the probation did not last long. When people over drink an alcoholic beverage, it may cause abusive and angry behavior which leads to child abuse and other problems that strike terror. In my opinion, how Louise McKinney would solve Child Abuse is unlike the others, she might start to continue her goal: prohibition to alcohol, I chose to say that because the fact that Mrs. McKinney actually once put probation to alcohol! Louise passed away at July 10, 1931, at Claresholm aged 63. Her gravestone only reads "Mother".
12: How Henrietta Muir Edwards would solve Child Abuse Henrietta Muir Edwards was born in Montreal in 1849. She advocated public librarie, mother's allowance and equal parental rights. She helped establish the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) in 1893. Also Henrietta Edwards and Lady Aberdeen co-found the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) in 1897. Henrietta Muir Edwards enjoyed painting, one of her treasured possession was a set of China dishes she painted. I think Henrietta Muir Edwards might start a parent class for adults who need to be trained as parents, because she, like the others, worry about women and children. Henrietta died in Fort McCleod on November 10, 1931, aged 82. The gravestone only lists family dates and a Bible verse.
14: How Irene Parlby would solve Child Abuse Irene Marryat Parlby born on January 9, 1868 in London, advocated for rural women & children, she was part of the United Farmer of Alberta. She was elected as cabinet minister in 1921, she was also a women's right activist. But before she was cabinet minister she was elected president of the Women Auxiliary in 1916, though she never truly liked political campaign. My opinion is that Irene Parlby will solve Child Abuse in a political way, where she could explain to the premier, because she was at least once a cabinet minister, so she must be respected through the province. Irene Parlby died on July 12, 1965 at age 97. Her gravestone only reads: " Irene Parlby LLD".
16: How Emily Murphy solve Child Abuse Emily Ferguson Murphy is born in Cookstown, Ontario on March 14, 1868. She had a strong interest in helping women and children. She wrote a book called "Black Candles" that is about drug abuse. Largely because of her work the Dower Law was pass through the Alberta Legislature in 1911. She was also the fist women magistrate. Mrs. Murphy might write a book about child abuse which is somewhat similar with drug abuse, and with Irene Parlby go in to solving child abuse in a political way. She would perhaps explain to the premier about this situation, whats wrong, how it needs to change. Emily Murphy deceased on October 17, 1933 at age 65 in Edmonton. Her mausoleum drawer lists her many achievement including the " Person's Case", which significantly improved the democratic life for women through out the British Empire.
17: How I would solve Child Abuse First I would plan out what I am going to do. Being a child taking such big responsibility will be a difficult and long time. Though I think I would talk with my parents ask them what they think, my friends, their parents and to people who have the same main idea as me. Form a charity or a foundation to raise money for children to get a home.
18: Conclusion Child Abuse is indeed a major issue even today. I find that writing how the Famous Five together and individually solved this problem is very interesting. I found that even when I thought that the Famous Five Individually solved Child Abuse they, worked with each other in an indirect way. Thank you for reading.
19: Sources Websites: http://www.canadianstudies.ca/NewJapan/ mcclungunit.html Famous5.ca www.abheritage.ca/famous5/achievements/mckinney _private_life.html www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?id=10205 canadaonline.about.com/cs/historywomen/p/ ireneparlby.htm Book: Mighty Women By Grant McEwan