This is a study guide for the book titled The Drummer Boy's Battle, by Dave & Neta Jackson. In this book, 12-year-old Robbie is cared for by Florence Nightingale (after being wounded while serving as a drummer in the British army during the Crimean War) and becomes involved in her efforts to improve the medical care of soldiers.
There are 40 books in the TRAILBLAZER series. Each book focuses on the life of a Christian hero or a missionary. The books are classified as historical fiction because one or more fictional young people are included, but the information about the hero/missionary is true -- and there is a biographical section at the end of each book. The stories are suspenseful and engaging -- and readers learn about many Christian heroes and missionaries.
The Drummer Boy's Battle is set in Turkey in 1854; the Christian hero is Florence Nightingale.
Each section of this guide contains vocabulary exercises, questions for discussion, and a reading activity. Extension activities and an answer key are also included.
1) This guide is designed to be interactive -- it is not in workbook format.
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