Mnemonics

Here’s the answer to my last post, ‘Gen-Xer loves numbers duty’.  When I was teaching Sunday school at Third Church I thought it would be cute to draw some cartoons to help students memorize stuff—in this case, the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.  I couldn’t quite make it work.  Although ‘Gen-Xer’ was perfect for the first 2 books, my students were 12-16 years old so Generation X was ancient history for them and ‘Gen-Xer’ wasn’t any part of their language.  I tried another one with a character named General X, but the x’s on his uniform recalled swastikas and lent an unfortunate sinister quality to what ought to have been a light-hearted image.

Here’s another one to help remember the books by the major prophets: ‘Is Jeremiah’s lament easy dancing?’  I’ve drawn Jeremiah as a frog, but the Three Dog Night song is more ancient history.  Again, it kinda sorta works, but not well enough to pursue beyond a sketch.  The books are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel.

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