Year 1

Living history through drama

Lessons (4)

  • In this lesson we will meet Florence Nightingale and learn from her about the devastation of war and the bravery of the people wounded in battle. We will improvise and give voices to objects owned by Florence and consider what these objects tell us about the time...
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  • In this lesson we will be in role as Mary Seacole and will learn about her saving lives in the war. We will consider how she might have responded emotionally when she was rejected from working in the British Military Hospitals, but went on helping people in the war anyway.
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  • In this lesson we will set the scene for the devastating fire of 1666 and will meet some of the objects that would have been there. We will link the objects to Londoners during the fire and bring them to life through improvisation. We will also consider why we re-enact scenes from the past.
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  • In this second lesson about the fire, we will connect objects and images from the last lesson with the people who may have owned them. We will be exploring and communicating our emotions in the role of Londoners, before, during and after the fire.
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