Manuscripts and Special Collections

Nightingale Classroom Resources

Image of Florence Nightingale and her signature

'Florence Nightingale Comes Home'

These classroom resources are based around the theme of Florence Nightingale and home as part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020’. For an introduction to the subject see the project website and visit our online exhibition.

The resources are designed to encourage students to think about Florence’s work not just in the Crimea but how her home, upbringing, illness and interest in improving homes and hygiene for all, influenced change in both health and domestic environments.

The following resources are available to download:

Introductory Teachers' Notes Florence Nightingale Comes Home PDF format

Key Stage 1 and 2 Teaching Resources

KS1 Florence Nightingale Comes Home Teaching Resource PDF format

KS2 Florence Nightingale Comes Home Teaching Resource PDF format

Printable Quotes from Notes on Nursing Powerpoint file

Short quotes printable for teachers Powerpoint file

Key Stage 3+ Curriculum Recommendations

STEM Curriculum Recommendations aimed at KS3, 4 and 5  PDF format

Online resources: 

Inventory of online resources for teachers with links

This spreadsheet includes links to over 100 resources on Florence Nightingale, split into easy-to-browse categories. There are films, blogs, exhibition content, images and other resources created as part of the Florence Nightingale Comes Home project, as well as specially designed online resources including maths-based interactives, a timeline, a Google Earth tour and a quiz.

Also included are links to other online resources on Nightingale, created by third parties. Whilst every effort will be made to keep links up to date we do not take responsibility for content hosted on external websites. 

Shown here are two examples of the online resources listed in the inventory:

Florence Nightingale's Places 

Take this Google Earth tour of key places in Florence Nightingale's life, including homes, holidays and workplaces, in the order that she visited or stayed in them. 


Florence Nightingale Timeline

Explore this illustrated timeline of Nightingale's life and work



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 At a glance

Suitable for: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3+

Key Enquiry Question: Can one person change the world?

 Handling Resource

Schools local to Nottingham can borrow our Florence Nightingale handling resource for use in the classroom.

Contents of handling resource MSExcelcon(download)

The resource can be used alongside or in place of the online resources listed on this page. 

The resource is available for loan for up to 3 weeks and is free to borrow. Please note that it must be collected and returned to Manuscripts and Special Collections, King's Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2NR. We are unable to deliver it to schools. To find out more or to request the handling resource please e-mail






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