1. We watch a video on the internet about the life of Florence Nightingale. The different parts are accessible from the Youtube channel (the link to the first one is the following, the rest are consecutive):
After having watched the video, we do the following exercises:
a) Answer the following questions:
1. Where was Florence Nightingale born?
a) London b) New York c) Florence d) Ottawa
2. Who did Florence believe she received a call asking her to do her work?
a) Her mother b) God c) the Prime Minister d) a nurse
3. During which war did Florence go to Turkey to help injured soldiers?
a) WWI b) The Crimean War c) the Korean War d) WWII
4. At which military hospital did Florence Nightingale work?
a) Turkey b) Saint Mungo c) Scutari d) Johnson
5. How was Florence affectionately known among the soldiers?
a) Flo b) Chief Lady c) Lady with the Lamp d) The nightingale
6. Florence founded a training school for nurses, where exactly?
a) Scutari Barrack Hospital b) St. Thomas’ Hospital London c) Singleton Hospital, Swansea d) Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
b) Read the following report and answer the questions below:
This report describes what happened in the hospital.
- Think about the nurses you have seen when you have visited a hospital or the doctor. Write down a list of all the things you have seen the nurses do, and what kind of people they are.
- This source describes the work that Florence and her nurses did at the hospital at Scutari. Write a list of the jobs the nurses had to do, and the kind of person you think they would have needed to be to do them.
- What do you think are the differences between nurses in Florence Nightingale's time and now?
 An extract from the ‘Report upon the state of the hospitals of the British Army in the Crimea and Scutari’ (WO 33/1). The exercise has been taken from: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/lessons/lesson40.htm