Ways to remember names and dates for history?

(JiminieVKook) #1

Any tips or tidbits that anyone could give that I can use? I can’t seem to remember names and dates, in regards to history.

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(Alexsteven) #2

Make a Rhyme
Repeating the information in a rhythmic pattern such as a poem or song may help improve memory for dates and names from history. Well-known examples are the “Remember, remember the fifth of November” rhyme that commemorates the November 5, 1605 hanging of British citizen Guy Fawkes – who was found with several dozen barrels of gunpowder – which was believed to be a plot to overthrow the British government. In the United States, schoolchildren sing, “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue” to remember when Columbus discovered America. Depending on the amount of information you need to remember, make separate rhymes for each piece of information – such as one name and date – or group chunks of information into a longer rhyme.