The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 158 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Lesson Plans

Chapter One, Building the Palace

• Matteo Ricci was born in Macerata in 1552, joined the Jesuits in 1571, and traveled to China in 1596 to convert Chinese to Christianity.

• Ricci used mnemonic devices to teach the Chinese and helped them construct a Memory Palace in their minds.

• By 1592, he knew the Chinese language and was living in Nanching.

• He prepared the sons of Governor Lu for their examinations using mnemonic devices.
• Mnemonic devices can be traced back to the Greeks, who used them to learn poetry.

• Although the Chinese were impressed with Ricci's memory abilities, mnemonic devices were common learning tools for the Jesuits.

• Ricci wrote a book and recalled four images he used to help the Chinese understand the life of Christ.
• Although the technique had been criticized throughout history as part of superstition, Thomas Aquinas, Ludolfus of Saxony and Ignatius of Loyola believed it had value in teaching people...

(read more Chapter Abstracts)

This section contains 2,019 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook