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TED Talks Lesson (Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do)

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This TED Talk worksheet is intended to be used with Joshua Foer's TED Talk, "Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do." The TED Talk, worksheet, class discussion, and online activity can be completed in one class period. The video, worksheet, and online activity can also be assigned as homework.

From TED: There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

This video and worksheet is appropriate for most high school-level Social Studies and English classes. It can also be incorporated into a Life Skills class or as part of a Study Skills or College and Career Readiness unit.

****This TED lesson is part of a 14-Lesson TED Bundle****
TED Talk 14 Lesson Bundle

TED Lessons included:

Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do
Joshua Foer
Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck)
Allison Ledgerwood
How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty
Kandice Sumner
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Nadine Burke Harris
How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
Vernā Myers
If I Should Have a Daughter…
Sarah Kay
Political Change with Pen and Paper
Omar Ahmad
Teach Every Child About Food
Jamie Oliver
The Case for Emotional Hygiene
Guy Winch
The Dangers of Willful Blindness
Margaret Heffernan
The Shared Experience of Absurdity
Charlie Todd
To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful
Shane Koyczan
Violence Against Women- It’s a Men’s Issue
Jackson Katz
“Generic” worksheet for use with most TED Talks

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