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Discovering Memory: Li-Young Lee’s Poem “Mnemonic” and the Brain
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Various art supplies
- Access to computers
- Brain Questions overhead
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Students can generate descriptive timelines that can be plotted with their choice of units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other).
- Brain Questions and Answers
- Brain Questions
- Project Checklist & Reflection
- Student Comments on Li-Young Lee's "Mnemonic"
- Mnemonic Project Planner
- A Guide Through the Labyrinth of Memory
- Sheep Brain Dissection: An Anatomy of Memory
- Childhood Remembrances: Life and Art Intersect in Nikki Giovanni’s “Nikki-Rosa”
- Graphic Life Map
- The Virtual Body
- Obtain a copy of Li-Young Lee's poem "Mnemonic" which can be found in his book Rose (BOA Editions, Ltd., 1986).
- Gather various art supplies depending on the type of project each student chooses to do.
- Arrange for students to have access to computers for one class session.
- Create a Brain Questions overhead.
- Make a copy of the Brain Answer Key and Student Comments on Li-Young Lee's "Mnemonic" sheets for your reference.
- Make copies of the Mnemonic Project Planner and Project Checklist & Reflection handouts for each student.
- Optional: Arrange for students to have an audience for their memory fair.
- Test the Interactive Timeline tool on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.