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Relive the Shock of Elvis Presley Enlisting in 1958

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory with The King Enlists! When Elvis Presley enlisted for the U.S Army in 1958, his fans braced themselves for a break from his particularly provocative style of entertaining, and prayed for his safe return. Read about this iconic American singer/actor, and the singular path he carved for himself to fame, fortune and, ultimately, self-destruction. His life story is in equal measure an inspiration and a cautionary tale.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Entertainment

Featured Date Range: 1950s - 1960s

Number of pages to print: 8

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, 2 toe-tapping memory games, answer key

Completion time: 30-40 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

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letter jumble

The 'Keys' to his Success (Letter Jumble memory game) - Rearrange piano keys to reveal the titles of some of Elvis’s greatest hits.

Features of The 'Keys' to his Success

  • 2 pages of 'hip-swing' fun
  • piano keyboard graphics; large print for easy completion
  • easy to complete for pop music fans of the '50s and '60s; maybe a bit more challenging for others
  • can be completed individually; but great to hum along with others
  • suitable for Elvis fans of all ages, including seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Letter Jumble memory game sample
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Celebrities in the Military (Grid Magic memory game) - Complete the names of actors, artists and musicians who, like Elvis, enlisted in the military, and the city in which Elvis lived in his extravagant mansion will be revealed. Also, unscramble letters to identify the name of that storied home.

Features of Celebrities in the Military

  • 3 pages of well-known war heroes
  • colourful military-themed graphics; large print for easy reading
  • moderately difficult to complete, but easy for pop-culture buffs
  • can be completed as a 'solo mission', but also a great exercise for a 'corps' of several people
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Grid Magic memory game sample