A set of resources to teach KS1 about Edith Cavell and how she helped soldiers in the Great War. The pack includes planning, display, interactive whiteboard lessons and class activities.
- An adaptable plan in Word, following the Primary Curriculum 2014.
1 WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN EDITH WAS ALIVE
The Powerpoint sets the scene, showing what life was like when Edith was born. It looks at her birth in a chronological framework, and talks about differences between then and now.
- Now and Then pictures: to look at and discuss, or to use for display
- Questions about Edith Cavell: A picture of Edith in her nurses uniform, with questions for the children to think about.
2 THE LIFE STORY OF EDITH CAVELL
The 20 page Powerpoint looks at her life in detail until the time she returns to Belgium when the war begins.
- The Cavell family Census records
- Hotseating questions: Sheet for the children to fill out what kinds of questions they would have liked to have asked Edith
- Pictures to tell her story: Six pictures from different times in her life; can be used for sequencing or to illustrate her life story.
- The Life story of Edith Cavell Ebook: A contemporary book written about Edith. (Not suitable to give to the children to read, but useful to look at passages)
3 WHAT DID EDITH DO IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
The 26 page Powerpoint tells the story of the last year of Edith's life. It looks at Belgium at the beginning of the war, and what Edith did for the soldiers. It looks at how and why she is remembered today.
- 1914 map of Europe - accompanied by a Powerpoint showing how Edith travelled to Europe. The map can be used for identifying the countries, or for showing her route to Brussels from Norwich.
Other activities / display resources
- Edith acrostic poem sheet
- Picture timeline: 10 pictures of Edith from when she was a child to just before she died.
- Project cover
- Story planner
- Word search
- Writing sheets (x3)
- The story of Edith worksheet
Although every effort has been made to check wordsearches for unintentional inappropriate words, it is recommended that teachers double check them before giving to children.