29 September 2014

Day 21 / 104 - North America, Greater Antilles, and Lesser Antilles

Remember when I said my son and I are studying Geography this year, so expect lots of drawn maps?

This week, we are finishing up North America including Central America and the Greater and Lesser Antilles.  Because of many years of memory work, he has discovered the easiest way for him to remember the locations of many tiny islands is to create silly mnemonic sentences.  He needs to be familiar with seven islands in the Greater Antilles and eleven in the Lesser Antilles.  I only know those numbers off the top of my head because of our mnemonic sentences.

We move on to South America next week.


  1. Would you be willing to share your silly mnemonics for remembering the Antilles? Thanks!

    1. Hi Michelle. I'm so sorry, I don't remember it. My Challenge A class, at the time, developed it, so many of their own names were in it, and there were a couple different ball games going on (I think.)