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Clara Barton

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Clara Barton

  1. 1. Clara Barton BY: GILLIAN REED
  2. 2. About Clara Barton: • Was born on December 25th, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. • Clara Barton was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross, and was a hospital nurse in the Civil War. Barton risked her life to bring supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the War. • She became a teacher at age 15 and later opened a free public school in New Jersey. She moved to Washington, D.C., to work in the U.S. Patent Office as a clerk in the mid-1850s.
  3. 3. “Angel of the Battlefield” • Clara was selfless and extremely devoted to what she did. • Not content sitting on the sidelines, Barton served as an independent nurse and first saw combat in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1862. She also cared for soldiers wounded at Antietam. Barton was nicknamed "the angel of the battlefield" for her work.
  4. 4. What role did Clara Barton have in the war? • She organized the American Red Cross and independently organized relief for the wounded and often brought her own supplies to front lines. • Barton saw the need for an efficient organization to distribute food and medical supplies to the troops.
  5. 5. Historians Discussing Clara Barton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZODFBm3Sds What was Clara Barton’s legacy, and why was it important? What might have led to her nursing skills? What was Clara’s first job?
  6. 6. Clara attending to wounded soldiers.
  7. 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k 0D01ODDFA • Did Clara know anyone in the war? And if so, who? • What was the importance of Barton’s role? • How did she ask for help from others?
  8. 8. Web Quest http://www.redcross.org/about-us/who-we-are/history/clara-barton What year was Clara officially able to attend to wounded soldiers? What did she realize was the best way to support troops? What year did Barton Found the American Red Cross?
  9. 9. Famous quotes of Clara Barton
  10. 10. • Clara Barton died on April 12, 1912, at her home in Glen Echo, Maryland. Clara Barton grew the American locations for a life saving organization for soldiers in to an organization that could help out with war injuries and helped many war victoms. She made a vast impact on the society and is still looked as a symbol for inspiration today.