I had fun with this exercise- thought you might get a kick out of it:
4) Describe the educational approach of learning strategies. Choose a mnemonic strategy that is particularly appealing to you and explain why you would use it and how you would use it on a group of children with LD or with ADHD/ served as LD. Note: learning strategies are not appropriate for children with MR. (4 pts.)
Mnemonic strategies have gotten many students through preparing for a final biology exam on the six types of classifications of plants and animals: (Kathy, Please Come Over for Ginger Snaps: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Genus, Species. I canÃt believe I remember that) Additional strategies include using word associations to remember state capitals (¦To peek under canvas²- Topeka is the capital of Kansas) and rhymes-( ¦I before e, except after c,² to remember to spell receive and believe differently. )
As a prospective history teacher, I think that it is important to teach kids to see patterns in the development of nations- I am thinking that there must be some clever rhyme or mnemonic strategy that could describe this process. Something like: Bloom, boom, room, then lust, bust, dust.
Cultures in fledgling nations 1. Bloom- The Rise of Ancient Rome, the Renaissance, Victorian England, ¦The American Century,² that is, they have advances in education and culture that allow them to make some major social advances. Then they have a 2. Boom of development and technology- they rapidly build and advance to the edges of their territories, then they need 3. Room, so they expand beyond their borders. 4. Lust for more cropland or for cheaper labor or warm water ports cause them to spread out far beyond what their infrastructure can support when the boom begins to ebb. As the cost of maintaining the empire rises and the empire itself stagnates, these expansionist powers experience a 5. Bust, where the empire collapses or folds in on itself. WhatÃs left of the empire 50 years later? 6. Dust. A shadow of the empireÃs former greatness and the favor of the world reflects how graciously they did or did not leave the stage when the music stopped.