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The Power of Mnemonics

We all know that when students have an enjoyable learning experience with a subject, they are more eager to learn and they retain much more. This is the goal of The Little Man In the Map, With Clues To Remember All 50 States. Students have been trying to learn the name of the states by rote. Today they learn the name of all 50 states using the Memory Aid of Music, as in the 50 States Song. However, while effective in teaching the names of the states, it does little to help learn the location and shape of the states and the states around it. Thus knowing there is a state named Michigan or California but not knowing their location or how the state is shaped is of no real value to the student and does little to advance the knowledge of US geography In our next Newsletter we will talk about the various types of Memory Aids that work. We will also talk about the Memory Aids used in The Little Man In the Map US Geography Book and how you and your children can learn the Name, Shape and Location of all 50 US states without any rote memorization.
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The Power of Mnemonics

We all know that when students have an enjoyable learning experience with a subject, they are more eager to learn and they retain much more. This is the goal of The Little Man In the Map, With Clues To Remember All 50 States. Students have been trying to learn the name of the states by rote. Today they learn the name of all 50 states using the Memory Aid of Music, as in the 50 States Song. However, while effective in teaching the names of the states, it does little to help learn the location and shape of the states and the states around it. Thus knowing there is a state named Michigan or California but not knowing their location or how the state is shaped is of no real value to the student and does little to advance the knowledge of US geography In our next Newsletter we will talk about the various types of Memory Aids that work. We will also talk about the Memory Aids used in The Little Man In the Map US Geography Book and how you and your children can learn the Name, Shape and Location of all 50 US states without any rote memorization.
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