Memorize the US Presidents
Lincoln to Garfield
How to memorize the US Presidents. In my previous posts I had you memorize the 1st fifteen presidents by linking them together in groups of five to three separate rooms in your home, with the first president, Washington, associated to your 1st location in your home, I used my downstairs hallway and placed a huge Washing Machine there. If you don’t recall them, please go back and review these fifteen images. Here is a link to that first post with the other two directly after it. http://bit.ly/13zWvBM
So to continue memorizing our next five presidents, Lincoln to Garfield, we will again link together a crazy sequence with the first, Lincoln, to your next (4th) location or Loci. In my home it would be the Living Room. This is where we open our fourth folder containing the next five presidents.
Here are the images I personally would use to represent these names. These are by no means the strongest; they are just the ones that would work for me. Your own images will always be stronger, but feel free to use any or all of these if you wish.
Lincoln = A large black Lincoln Town Car.
Johnson = Johnson’s Bay Powder
Grant = Money, hundreds of Dollar Bills
Hayes = Hay Stack
Garfield = Garfield The Cat
So off we go again. The image that reminds me of my Living room is the large 70” TV I have mounted on the wall, this is my starting point. Obviously you need to pick a piece of furniture or appliance that reminds you of your fourth location or room in your house. So I have the large TV with which I need to associate the Lincoln car. How about visualizing a gigantic Lincoln Town Car driving out of the TV and landing on my living room floor. Hear the sound of the shattering glass and the sound of the car’s engine, smell the fumes from the exhaust.
Next: Lincoln to Baby Powder (Andrew Johnson)
Imagine this: After the car has landed on my living room floor I open the passenger door and a ton of white Johnson’s baby powder pours out, knocking me over…I am completely covered.
Next: Johnson, to an image of Money (Grant).
Imagine this: As I get up and start to brush off the powder with my hands, the powder immediately and magically turns into $100 bills that flutter to the floor.
Next: Money to Hay stack (Hayes)
Imagine this: After brushing off all the powder that has magically turned into $100 bills littering the floor, I grab them all up and stuff them into a gigantic Haystack situated in the corner of the room.
Next: Hay Stack to Garfield the cat (Garfield)
Imagine this: As I am stuffing the haystack with $100 bills, a gigantic Garfield springs out and jumps on top of me scratching the crap out of me. I imagine wrestling on the living room floor with this enormous cat. Hear the loud sounds of the cat screaming.
So, to review. What flies out of my large TV on the wall of my living room? A Lincoln Town Car = Lincoln
I open the car door, what pours out? Johnson’s baby powder = Johnson
I brush off the powder from my clothes, what does the powder turn into? Money = Grant
Where do I stuff the $100 bills? The haystack = Hayes
What jumps out of the haystack and starts a fight with me? Garfield the cat = Garfield
Just as with the first fifteen presidents, you need to review these images within the hour then again tomorrow, then review them each time I post another five. By the end you will know all 44 in sequence, a great exercise to show how images need to be formed to take advantage of memory systems. Remember to share with your children.
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