I teach this system in the beginning of the year. It only takes a few minutes each day for a few days. Once they get the system down, we move on to the peg system. It is now possible to learn and remember many things. As we add to our background knowledge, we can make connections and synthesize information.
Here is my first post on using the Major System.
Synthesizing is creating something new using different sources.
When learning different dates and small packets of information, the students can make connections. For example, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison were born in the same year, 1847. One of my students asked me if they ever met each other and I said that’s a good question. I encouraged the student to find the answer and do a report.