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Activity 1

Listen to The Death of Nelson

Orally answer the following questions:

  1. What happens in the story?
  2. On what date does the story happen?
  3. How does Nelson die?

Activity 2:

Listen to the song A Drop of Nelson’s Blood

Orally answer the following questions:

  1. This song is a traditional song that sailors would have sung at sea – does anyone know the name for that type of song? (sea shanty)
  2. Sea shanties are always very rhythmic, you could easily tap your foot along to the beat! This is because they were sung by a group of sailors whilst doing a job such as hoisting a sail or hauling the anchor.
  3. Why do you think it would be good to sing a rhythmic song whilst doing these jobs?

Activity 3:

Have fun learning A Drop of Nelson's Blood.

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