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Nurses Who Made A Difference

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BC: MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Derrica Dye Email Address: derricalynn@gmail.com Semester Created: Fall 2009 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Women Who Made a Difference in Nursing History Brief Description: A book consisting of famous nurses from the 1800’s and early 1900’s that made a difference in the nursing and medical fields. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: How have nurses over the last 200 years contributed to the field of medicine? ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: Each student will research a female nurse assigned to them from the 1800 & 1900s and design one page of the mixbook about his or her findings. The student will focus on the career and important facts about the female they are assigned. SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math ___ Science ___ Reading ___ Writing _X_ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language ___ Art ___ Music ___ PE ___ Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) ___ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 ___ Grade 2 ___ Grade 3 ___ Grade 4 ___ Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle _X_ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION Standards, Benchmarks, Student Learning Targets (use all that apply as related to the “Big Idea” you are addressing) Not Applicable STUDENT ASSESSMENT Checks for understanding, midpoint progress of the project, and end of the project evaluation PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Not Applicable LESSON IMPLEMENTATION Length of Unit: one hour sessions for 3 days MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT Access to computers and internet TECHNOLOGY Web-based resources (name and link) Mixbook.com UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE Day 1: Student will become familiar with mixbook.com and start researching his or her assigned nurse. Day 2: Student will begin to design their page choosing a layout that would best suit their nurse and import pictures and information into the layout. Day 3: Student will choose a background for their page and finish up their page by making sure the colors of the page fit well together and to also check for spelling and grammar errors before submitting their page.

FC: Women Who Made A Difference In Nursing History

1: Welcome to my Mixbook Project! The following pages of this Mixbook are examples of work that students created and published following the directions of my nursing lesson plan found at the end of this Mixbook. Technology is a powerful motivator for students. Almost everything students do today, they do through technology. In this project, they can create pages of a book online and then publish and share their creations with other students, their families, and their friends. In addition to being viewed on the Web, a Mixbook creation can be printed out as a hard copy book that can be housed in the classroom, presented to the school library, or purchased by parents and guardians as a keepsake of their student's work. -Derrica Dye

2: Dorothea Dix 1802-1887 She was an activist for the insane and mentally ill people who were treated badly and created the first generation of Amercan mental asylums. The mentally ill people were beaten, chained, and left naked in jail cells with the prisoners. During the Civil War, Dix was appointed Superintendent of Union Army Nurses. At age 73, she watched the first class of nurses especially trained to care for the insane graduate from her "first born" hospital in New Jersey.

3: Mary Seacole 1805-1881 Seacole set up and operated boarding houses during the Crimean War because of her desire to treat the sick. | *At first, Seacole was forbidden to go to Crimnea because of her gender. *The British Government latered allowed women to go giving Florence Nightingale the authority to choose 38 nurses to go. *Seacole was not choosen because of her race. *After being rejected twice, she borrowed money and went on the journey alone to treat the battefield wounded.

4: Mary Todd Lincoln 1818- She was the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She became a volunteer nurse to many soldiers in Union hospitals and later gave clothing and treatment to freed slaves.

5: She went against the expectant roles of women of being a mother and a wife and instead worked hard to educate herself in nursing. She set up Nightingale Training School to teach women to become nurses. | Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 "The Lady with the Lamp" She received the Royal Red Cross award & many others. | She was the leading advocate for improved medical care in the infirmaries. She educated 38 women who she took with her to nurse the wounded in the Crimean War.

6: Clara Barton 1821-1912 | She was the founder and first president of the American Red Cross after being involved with the International Committee of the Red Cross when she was overseas.

7: Mary Eliza Mahoney 1845-1926 She was the first African American to graduate as a nurse. She helped to co-found the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses because of her hard work she did to inspire this organization.

8: Sanger was a controversial figure because of her attitude towards contraception. She gradually won support for making contraception available for women. She believed that for women to have physically and mentally healthy lives, they needed to decide when pregnancy would be most convenient for themselves. | Margaret Sanger 1879-1966 *American birth control activist *Founder of the American Birth Control League which eventually become Planned Parenthood.

9: Helen Fairchild 1885-1989 She was stationed in the harshest of war conditions overlooking more than 2,000 wounded soldiers while serving as part of the American Expeditionary Force during WWI. She became known for her wartime letters she sent back to the U.S. to her family while overseas at war, which vividly described the realities of combat.

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