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With my colleagues Kate Travers and Catherine Holden (working as Kate Travers Associates) I was commissioned to develop classroom resources to support the AHRC-funded project Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020.
The resources include notes, resources and ideas for teachers working with students in Key Stages 1 & 2, including lesson suggestions and a pack of printable quotes to investigate with children or add to a display on the topic. Going beyond our initial project brief, we also created a document outlining opportunities for integrating aspects of Florence Nightingale’s story into the teaching of STEM curriculum topics at Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.
We also collated an inventory of online resources, bringing together images and videos from across the University of Nottingham’s existing online collections supported by links to relevant locations on Google Streetview, and a number of digital activities created especially for this project. These activities include:
- A timeline of key points throughout Florence Nightingale’s life, going far beyond her time in Crimea.
- A tour of key locations in Florence Nightingale’s life, from her place of birth to her final resting place and the Nightingale family memorial.
- A self-marking, 10 question quiz on Florence Nightingale and her life.
- Interactive explorations of four of her innovative diagrams that she used to represent data to effect real change:
- Representing the Relative Mortality of the Army at Home and of the English Male Population at Corresponding Ages
- Diagram Representing the Mortality in the Hospitals at Scutari and Kulali, from Oct 1st 1854 to Sept 20th 1855
- Population Density
- Diagram Showing the Numbers Living and Dead at the Several Ages from 20 – 40
If anything here has sparked your interest and you’d like to discuss possibilities relating to your own museum’s collections, stories or activities please contact me.