We have to memorize a lot of ordered lists in life and in our education period. In chemistry, we memorize the Metal Reactivity Series and Periodic Table.
Being a table tennis player myself, I can remember the ranking lists of players so well, so effortlessly.
What has research revealed regarding how contents of an ordered list affect how easily it can be memorized, let's say, in the area of education?
Note: Ordered list is a kind of list were the order in which the items are placed in the list is important. e.g. The order of American Presidents, the order of British Monarchs...
I am not an expert in psychology. So, please edit the question, if needed.