The mission of Pencil Ink Academy is to offer educational material that is both engaging and entertaining for learning in the class and at home, and it is with that in mind that we offer our deck of educational flashcards:
"The American Presidents"
With artwork by Pencil Ink Academy CEO Yoni Limor, this deck of flashcards explores the 45 Presidents of the United States in much more detail than standard cards. When you look at the front side of a flashcard and think of the answer, you are engaging a mental faculty known as active recall. In other words, you are attempting to remember the concept from scratch rather than simply staring at the passage in your textbook or recognizing it on a multiple choice quiz. Active recall has been proven to create stronger neuron connections for that memory trace. And because flashcards can so easily facilitate repetition, they are the best way to create multiple memory-enhancing recall events.
These flashcards create a new focus on shifting education away from rote memorization, and instead build genuine interest in the history of the card subjects.
"Learning in a game format is a great way for our students to explore American History. These cards have the flexibility of use as a timeline, a "Guess Who?" format, research points, differentiating instruction- the possibilities are endless."
- Lois M.— 8th Grade Special Education/Social Studies
"As an AP US History teacher I like that these can be used for quick reviews, comparisons between presidents and spark conversations in an engaging way." - Mari H. — AP US History
"I can’t wait to play a “headband” style review game with these cards. There are so many fun, engaging way to use them in classrooms of all ages." - Jessica H. — 11th Grade US History