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Revel in the Life and Career of Aretha Franklin

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Aretha Franklin with Respect! Aretha Franklin was a powerhouse talent, whose versatile voice and extraordinary range bestowed upon her the title Queen of Soul. She sang with passion and wisdom, giving voice not only to her own personal struggles, but also to the challenges faced by those who refused to surrender to the racial and gender inequalities of the day. Read about this remarkable woman and her inspiring career. And you will no doubt understand how the R-E-S-P-E-C-T that she earned during her lifetime will endure for generations to come.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Entertainment

Featured Date Range: 1950s to present day

Number of pages to print: 9

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

Completion time: 30 to 40 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Letter Jumble activity icon
letter jumble

Lyrical Ladies (Letter Jumble memory game) - Using informational clues and rhyming words as prompts, complete the names of some of the 20th century's most noted female singing stars. Then unscramble some of the letters to reveal one of Aretha Franklin's most enduring hits.

Features of Lyrical Ladies

  • 3 pages of superstar singers
  • colourful graphics; large print for easy reading
  • moderately easy to complete, especially for those with a penchant for pop music!
  • can be completed individually, but would also be fun to reminisce about these stars and their hit songs with a group
  • suitable for music-loving seniors with no cognitive decline, with mild dementia or (with a bit of support) with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Letter Jumble memory game sample
RetroSparX Word Link activity icon
word link

The Making of Music (Word Link memory game) - Unscramble letters to find the right combination of letters that both begins a word or phrase and ends a second word or phrase. The words and phrases you create come mostly from the world of music and are sure to get your feet tapping out a beat!

Features of The Making of Music

  • 3 pages of musical words and phrases
  • creative, bold graphics; large print for easy puzzle solving
  • easy to complete; only basic letter unscrambling skills are required!
  • can be completed individually or collaboratively in a group
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline, with mild dementia or (with a bit of support) with moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Word Link memory game sample