Florence Nightingale Fact Cards

When you hear the name Florence Nightingale, what comes to your mind? Wartime nurse? The International Red Cross? Florence Nightingale's many contributions to the Crimean war effort, the welfare of injured soldiers, and the future of healthcare standards are detailed in a series of historical fact cards.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print two copies of the cards and cut them out; distribute among the class for them to find their matches
  • Prompt learners to verify the claims made in the resource with other sources
  • Use in a social studies unit on the Victorian era
Classroom Considerations

Pros

  • Provides a good model for a biography project
  • Includes several interesting and important facts about Florence Nightingale, who has become more of a legend than a historical figure
Cons

  • Some facts are less relevant than others
  • Does not provide citations
Common Core