How to Memorize the Names of the 13 Colonies

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This video by elementary teacher Tami Johnson will show you how to memorize the names of the original 13 colonies using a mnemonic story.

Memorization is a principle part of the grammar phase of classical education. This video provides an example of how to use a story as a memory technique. Fifth and Sixth Grade students at Midland Christian School (www.midlandchristianschool-mi.org) used this mnemonic trick to ace their test on the 13 colonies in Mrs. Johnson’s class. You and your students can use this approach to learn all sorts of material.

Special thanks to erikjohnsonillustrator.com who supplied the illustrations for this story.

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