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Rhymes for Older Children to Help Remember Roman Numerals, Important Dates and Pronunciations


The following verses are more appropriate for the older child as an
aid to remembering those difficult dates and subjects:-


X stands for playmates TEN;

V for FIVE stout, stalwart men;

I for ONE, as I’m alive;

C for HUNDRED and D for FIVE*** (This is five hundred)

M for a THOUSAND soldiers true,

And L for FIFTY, I’ll tell you.

Important dates in History

William the Conqueror, ten sixty-six (1066) Played on the Saxons oft cruel tricks.

Columbus sailed the ocean blue, In fourteen hundred and ninety-two (1492)

The Spanish Armada met it’s fate, In fifteen hundred and eighty-eight. (1588)

In sixteen hundred and sixty-six (1666) London burnt like rotten sticks.

Rhymes can make learning fun for all concerned and there are others on site including one to help with simple arithmetic, several to help when teaching the alphabet, others for memory, counting stones
and a few for older children.