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The Mysteries of Memory: Memorization Techniques That Work
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 45-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access (one for each student)
- Overhead projector
- Any 20 small unrelated objects for the Memory Party Game in Session 3
- Mysteries of Memory Worksheet
- Mysteries of Memory Worksheet: Teacher's Guide
- Graphic Organizer
- Graphic Organizer: Teacher's Guide
- Mysteries of Memory Student Grading Rubric
|1.||Make a copy for each student of the Mysteries of Memory Worksheet and the Mysteries of Memory Student Grading Rubric.
|2.||Print out one copy of the Mysteries of Memory Worksheet: Teacher's Guide as a teacher's reference. Use this guide to familiarize yourself with the website Exploratorium: The Memory Exhibition.
|3.||Make an overhead transparency of the Graphic Organizer to fill out during class discussion. Print out a copy of the Graphic Organizer: Teacher's Guide to use as a teacher's reference.
|4.||Collect 20 small objects appropriate for use in the Memory Party Game and familiarize yourself with the procedure for playing the game.
|5.||Schedule access to student computers with Internet access for Sessions 1 and 2, and bookmark the site Exploratorium: The Memory Exhibition on the computers.|