Florence Nightingale w/b 10th May
As History detective we want to know more about Florence Nightingale. When we stepped back in time into our Mantle of the Expert story we had a visit from Florence's mother. She told us she was terribly worried about Florence going to Scutari in Turkey on the long boat journey and caring for the wounded soldiers. We discussed the emotions that her mother must have been feeling. We had a lot of compassion for her mother and we gained clues on Florence's dertermination to do her job as a Nurse.
Later, we saw Florence writing to her mother and father. She gave us clues on her feelings and the terrible boat journey. She used the word 'fearful' we discussed this means scared and worried.
After looking closely at a famous picture of the boat journey, we went on the boat to get a sense of how it must have been for the Nurses. There were rats and cockroaches around us and the boat rocked heavily on the rough sea. The journey took 8 days.
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