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Recall Peter Jennings

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Peter Jennings with A Canadian Icon of an American Network. While many Canadians turn to the United States for fame and fortune, few have met with the success that Peter Jennings did. Read about Jennings’ meteoric rise within ABC News to become one of its most long-standing and celebrated news anchors. He brought qualities to his nightly newscasts that endeared him to a diverse and international audience. While his voice may have been silenced by his early death, his legacy lives on.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Uncategorized, Entertainment

Featured Date Range: 1980s to 2000s

Number of pages to print: 8

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, 2 'newsy' memory games for seniors, answer key

Completion time: 30 - 50 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Word Mash-Up activity icon
word mash-up

Anchors of the Airwaves (Word Mash-Up memory game) - Answer clues to complete the names of many of the personalities that have delivered the news over the decades. In the process, a clever quote about the news from comedian Jerry Seinfeld will be revealed.

Features of Anchors of the Airwaves

  • 3 pages of news-making newscasters!
  • creative, bold graphics; large print for easy puzzle completion
  • moderately easy to complete for 'news-hounds', but may be somewhat difficult for others; note that this game features both Canadian and American news celebrities
  • can be completed individually, but would be lots of fun to tackle with others
  • suitable for news-loving seniors with no cognitive decline, or, with a bit of support, with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Word Mash-Up memory game sample
RetroSparX Phrase Flip activity icon
phrase flip

Newsworthy Nuggets (Phrase Flip memory game) - Unjumble words to build some phrases of 'newsworthy' quality!

Features of Newsworthy Nuggets

  • 2 pages of 'newsy' phrases
  • bold newspaper graphics; large print for easy reading
  • easy to complete
  • can be completed individually, but great for a group too
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline, with mild dementia and, with a bit of support, with moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Phrase Flip memory game sample