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The Animated Story Of Florence Nightingale Video On Interactive DVD

By: Animated Hero Classics | Richard Rich

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Teach compassion, charity, empathy and other positive character traits with this 30-minute animated educational Nest Learning DVD about Florence Nightingale, “The Lady of the Lamp.” It was the height of the Crimean War, and English soldiers were wounded and dying by the hundreds. The shocking conditions of British field hospitals only worsened potential recovery.  

Into these rat and flea-infested facilities stepped a woman of uncompromising convictions, great patience and an iron will. When Florence Nightingale, “The Lady of the Lamp,” arrived on the scene, the science and practice of nursing soon changed all over the world, forever.

Excellent for developing homeschool curriculum and a great teaching resource for the month of May.  (Florence Nightingale’s birthday is May 12).

Each Interactive Florence Nightingale DVD features:
    All features offered in English and Spanish 
    English and Spanish movie and subtitles and audio dialog 
    Have fun learning history and character with 3-Level Interactive Quiz 

Bonus Offer - Each Florence Nightingale DVD includes a Free Instant Download of our 48 Page Activity and Coloring book


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1. N/A Tester on 3/1/2008, said:

This DVD inspires me so much. If Florence nightingale was able to do that much in life, why cant I? Thanks for makin this story come to life nest!
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Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820-August 13, 1910) was a pioneer of modern nursing and a noted statistician. Inspired by a “divine calling,” she committed herself to caring for others and thus changing the science and practice of nursing
 
Main Characters:
Florence Nightingale, her parents, William Russell, Dr. Sutherland, John Hall

Overall Theme:
Florence Nightingale struggles with the expectations of her by others and her own wishes to bring her compassion to the sick and wounded.  Her efforts profoundly change hospital care.

Summary:
Florence Nightingale is the child of wealthy parents in 19th Century England.  She is uninterested in marriage, society life and money.  She wants to help the poor and accepts a job as superintendent at a hospital in the slums of London. When her parents find out, they threaten to disown her.  Florence, however, knows this is what she was meant to do.  She feels that to marry would ruin the life that God intended her to have.

War comes to the Crimea and British troops are involved.  The British Army hospital in Turkey is full of the wounded and the sick.  In an effort to relieve the suffering, Florence and a small group of women are sent to help. 

At the hospital, the women face the contempt of the military officials.  The head of the hospital, John Hall, does not allow the nurses to care for the sick, but he cannot stop the nurses from showing compassion to the wounded men.  Finally, when the situation in the hospital grows desperate, John Hall reluctantly allows Florence and the other nurses to minister to the soldiers.

Florence quickly takes matters into her hands.  Conditions soon improve and the death rate falls. The London newspaper publishes stories about her work, calling her “The Lady of the Lamp.” A woman full of compassion.

On a trip to the front line hospitals, Florence falls ill from exhaustion and is near death.  During her illness, she receives a brooch from Queen Victoria inscribed: “Blessed are the Merciful.”  She also receives a letter from her parents, expressing how proud they are of her.  Encouraged by the recognition, Florence recovers and returns to the military hospital where the grateful men salute her and continues her life’s work.  Florence Nightingale returned from war a famous woman.  She was able to open the first fully professional training facility for nurses with a fund raised in her honor.

Background:
Before Florence Nightingale came along, nurses largely were untrained personnel.  Through her efforts the stature of nursing was raised to a medical profession with high standards of education and excellence.  As a result, hospitals went from places where the poor went to die into places where people go to have their health restored.

Though it was not her intention, her reforms also had a profound impact on the place women held in society.  It became more difficult to restrict women to certain occupations or activities.  The freedom women enjoy today – to study, to choose an occupation and share fully in society – is largely a result of the efforts of women like Florence Nightingale.

Resource & Activity Books

Each interactive DVD includes a 48-page Resource & Activity Bookfull of skill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloringpages, and more! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entirefamily! The special “Certificate of Achievement” located in the back ofthe book serves as an excellent award your child can display aftercompleting the activities.

Principles and Values Taught in This Video
Sacrifice, Compassion, Charity, Goodness, Courage, Kindness, Persistence, Empathy, and Justice.
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