Worksheets and resources to support teaching and learning about Florence Nightingale in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


Florence Nightingale

This section contains free worksheets, flashcards, online activities and other educational resources to help teach about Florence Nightingale. Some resources are based upon the QCA Scheme of Work for History: Unit 4. Why do we remember Florence Nightingale?

Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on 12th May 1820. Her parents, William Edward and Frances Nightingale, were a wealthy couple who toured Europe for their Honeymoon.

When she was seventeen Florence believed she received a calling from God asking her to do his work. Against her parents wishes she became a nurse.

During the Crimean War Florence took a group of nurses to Turkey to help injured soldiers. On 4th November 1854 Florence and her nurses arrived at the Barrack hospital in Scutari. Within days the nurses were hard at work. As well as nursing the soldiers' wounds Florence also wrote letters for them to send home to their families. She was called the "Lady-in-Chief".

Florence was appalled by the conditions at the hospital. She set about trying to make military hospitals better. When she returned to England she also opened two training schools for nurses.

Because of the lamp she carried around Florence was also known as the "Lady with the Lamp".

Florence Nightingale Links

Florence Nightingale Museum  -  The story of Florence Nightingale with details of the museum and the services it offers.
Education on the Internet: Florence Nightingale  -  Information, articles and letters.
BBC Historic Figures: Florence Nightingale  -  Text about Florence Nightingale and a recording that she made when she was 70.
BBC Famous People: Florence Nightingale  -  Learning resources and a quiz.

Please contact us with useful links or if any of the above links are broken.


 Last updated:  13th April 2006


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