Teacher-Written Lesson

Catholic Doctrine Mnemonic Brain Devices

  • Written by Don Forster
  • 53 minutes
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Lesson Overview

The students will learn simple brain (mnemonic) devices to memorize the names of the apostles, sacraments, three regions of Palestine, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit, and the letters of St. Paul.  There are graphic organizers that the students may use as they listen to the presentation and a short video accompanies each topic that is covered in this lesson.  This could be used as a stand alone lesson or it could be incorporated into lesson planning when covering that specific topic in the classroom.

This lesson is a video presentation about brain (mnemonic) devices that can help students use simple techniques to memorize the apostles, seven sacraments, three regions of Palestine, letters of St. Paul, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.  There are graphic organizers that accompany the topics covered and short video clips that apply to the mnemonic device that is discussed in this lesson presentation.  The video presentation portion of this lesson will be accessed through the youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSYORiO0iuc&feature=youtu.be

Recommended For

Grade Level: High School, Middle School, Elementary

Subject: Religion, Core USCCB Curriculum, Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church, Life in Jesus Christ, Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture, Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

Learner: Traditional Classroom, CCD/Parish-Based Education, Struggling Readers

Tagged as: sacraments,  memorization,  gifts of the holy spirit,  fruits of the holy spirit

Lesson Reviews

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Apr 10, 2019

Graphic organizers, but not all mnemonic devices.

The sheets should have Scripture references on them. This is a severe weakness. Also, a mnemonic device, in my estimation, is the formulation of the first letters of a list needing to be memorized, into an easy to remember word or saying, such as BAPTI(J)SM for the Apostles. The other sheets are not mnemonic devices, they are graphic organizers. I use 'always invite cute, cuddly bears for picnics' to remember the Spiritual Works of Mercy. And what I use for the Beatitudes is 'please, make mine huge; my cat prefers salmon'. I also ask the students to make up their own, which makes them memorable to the students.

Dec 14, 2017

YouTube Video not accurate.

Beware the youtube video says James and Jude are half-brothers of Jesus.

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