A Flipped Learning Lesson on Memory

Read the captivating story of Thomas Leeds, a children’s book author who was involved in a car accident that resulted in complete memory loss (which miraculously resurfaced ten years later).

Listen to a fascinating TED talk by Science writer Joshua Foer in which he describes an ancient memory technique called “the memory palace” and showcases its most remarkable feature.

The document also contains a vocabulary gap fill exercise and comprehension questions

Possible topics for class discussion include

  • childhood memories
  • memorable events in life so far
  • memory and language learning
  • memory and identity
  • memory loss in old age
  • memory and technology