In September of 1940, Archaeologists discovered a series of paintings on the wall of caves located in the Southwestern portion of France. They were estimated to be up to 20, 000 years old. Many of these paintings depict animals that were present at the time. There are also human figures as well as images that can’t be explained. What was amazing about this discovery is how clear the images were. They were filled with numerous colors and clarity. The obvious question is: Why did they do this? The answer is simple. Although they weren’t able to communicate verbally with a well defined language, they still desired to tell a story. They were aware that one day, they would no longer be on this earth and so they created these paintings to tell their story. Before there were textbooks, there were pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary — Pablo Picasso
I encourage you to think about this if you are looking for a new way to help you study. The traditional flash cards system works for many people, however it can help to change it up by using a new technique. The paintings on the walls of these caves were left behind to remind people of the the past so that it won’t be forgotten. Essentially, that is what you are trying to do when you study for a test. You want to be able to remember what you studied in the past.
Here is how you can do this:
The picture below is of Neville Chamberlain (Prime Minister of Great Britain) after he came from meeting with Adolf Hitler (Chancellor of Germany). His mission was to prevent war between his country and Germany. He did this by allowing Hitler to take only a portion of a country that didn’t belong to Germany. This portion was called The Sudetenland. Chamberlain’s strategy was called appeasement because he gave Hitler something in hopes that Hitler would be finished taking over other countries. It did not work. Hitler broke the agreement and took all of Czechoslovakia. We can use this picture to remember and recall the whole story.
His necktie and shirt collar stick out —-> Neck —> Neville
He just came back from Berlin—–>berlain —-> Chamberlain
His eyes are looking at the paper because it represents peace—–>pease—-> Appeasement
Appeasement didn’t work —–> Never Neville
It Can Be Done
Marvin Byrd (c/o 98)