Mary Seacole

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Teaching Mary Seacole to Key Stage 1

Mary Seacole's inclusion might be regarded by some as tokenism. That would be unfair. The site also features work on Rosa Parks and others. The reason Mary is included is mainly because it helps children to understand that there are different interpretations of the past...
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Mary Seacole: How should we remember her?

This lesson is the second featuring Mary Seacole.  In the first her role was compared with Florence Nightingale's. The focus now shifts to asking two key questions: which was Mary Seacole's greatest achievement ; why is she not remembered as well as Florence?

Learning objectives

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