Strategic learning habits can speed retention and greatly improve the function of human memory.
incorporating infographic devices and pictograms to quickly
learn and communicate information.
Pros and Cons
On the downside, mnemonic stragtics tend to improve memory but not necessarily deepen comprehension of academic curriculum. The greatest challenge: Good mnemonics are a slow-build process that require lots of student time and teacher expertise to develop. Best efforts: Teachers should facilitate mnemonic aids until students can create memortricks independently.
Bill of Rights Rap
Infographic U.S. Constitution
Struggling Learners and PictoTricks: The Noun Project + IcoMoon
Example: Fun Picto Music + Verbs
Activity: D.R.A.W. Amendments
No. 13 SLAVERY ABOLISHED
No. 14 CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS
No. 15 RACE NO BAR TO VOTE
Part 2 (Blake)
(Project: Create Mnemonic Strategies with D.R.A.W. + Rap D.R.A.W. or Pictos)
Pick 2-3 from amendments 11-27
Can be individual or group work
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