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Dig for Answers: The Crimean War

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Dig for Answers: The Crimean War (p. 201)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

Research the Crimean War. Present a report that answers the following questions: What were the causes of the war? Which countries fought against the Russians? Who was known as "the Lady with the Lamp," and why was she famous? What happened to the surviving members of the light brigade?

Fact Monster: The Crimean War http://www.factmonster.com/ ce6/ history/ A0814043.html
This Fact Monster encyclopedia article on the war offers links to people involved, including "the Lady with the Lamp," whose work was "perhaps the most positive result of the war."

Crimean War http://www.museumca.org/ goldrush/
A brief overview of the Crimean War from the Victorian Web.

Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Lamp http://womenshistory.about.com/ library/ prm/ blladywiththelamp1.htm
Learn the truth about Nightingale?s lamp and many other interesting facts at this site, which is dedicated to history?s most influential women.