Time Capsules

This week English Teacher Online takes part in history by inviting you to plan and bury your own time capsules.

Time capsules are collections of historic artifacts or information, usually intended as a method of communication with people in the future – especially archaeologists.

Here’s a video of the Boston Time Capsule from 1652


What Would You Put In Your Time Capsule?

Get into groups of 3 or 4.

Choose 3 items each that you want to put in your time capsule.

When do you want archaeologists to open your time capsule?

What do you want to communicate to people in the future?

Write a few sentences explaining what your things are and why you want people in the future to find them.

Now think of a good place to bury your time capsule.

If you can’t actually make a time capsule to hide away, why not try making a poster with pictures of the things you chose?

Please share some of your ideas in the comment section and have fun being a part of history!

This lesson is the third in our history trilogy which also includes, Introduction to History and Ancient History modules.

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2 thoughts on “Time Capsules”

  1. I will put shoes in the time capsule because I want people in the future to open the time capsule and see what shoes in 2017 were different in that time.

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