Let’s Meet Florence Nightingale
Let’s Meet Florence Nightingale. This is the second in a set of reading texts based on famous characters – past and present – available separately and (in time) as a collection of scripts.
The list will include monarchs, adventurers, poets, inventors, politicians, space explorers – all taken from the current primary school curriculum, with two objectives:
1. To Bring History Alive (as with my plays)
2. To make reading a more lively, interactive experience – for both child and teacher
The format I have used is that of a conversation/interview between two people. These two roles can be read either by and adult and child or two children; and they are interchangeable.
The activity could, of course, be extended by adding additional questions, as deemed appropriate to individual development and learning.
Allow just over five minutes of reading time for both the script and quiz.
I am just starting out on this writing project so any suggestions from teachers reading this would be greatly appreciated.
Should you require there are similar scripts on:
Interviewer: You certainly were a light to those wounded soldiers at Scutari!
Florence: Well, I did my best to help them, in such terrible conditions!
Interviewer: In that terrible Crimean War.
Florence: All wars are terrible.
Interviewer: True. But you saved so many lives
Florence: With my team of nurses
Interviewer: Fantastic work!
Florence: Cleaning the beds, cleaning the floors
Interviewer: (Interrupting) But you were a nurse, not a cleaner!
Florence: No good nursing in dirty conditions.