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Directions: Use these slides and notes to create your project. A time capsule is usually a collection gathered by a city or graduating class or other group to serve as a reminder of the year and to be opened at a later date. • For this project, you will chose an era in history and create a digital time capsule that represents that era. • You will use images, multimedia components, and text to convey this information. • Some key items to include: clothing, housing, tools, currency, newspaper, posters/signs, if applicable prices of goods, products, packaging, and transportation. Essentially, anything that will help your audience understand the time period.
Digital time capsule template A template for students to complete a digital time capsule of an era in history.
Introduce the era • Use this type of slide for visual impact. • You can use images or text here. • Limit your text to key concepts and words so you can explain them during your presentation.
A special day in the era • Include details about a special day from the era you are discussing. • Add an image from the day. • Include the date and, if any, significant people involved. • You can put text in both boxes. • You can put images in both boxes. • You can put text in one box and an image in the other.
Collage of the era Create a visual representation of the era, including pictures of:
Collage 2 of the era Create a visual representation of the era, including pictures of:
Compare and contrast something from the era Use this for the title • You might use a map of the area during • Add an image or text here to different time periods within the era – was there a lot of growth? What did it look like before and after? Or • Consider comparing and contrasting the beginning of the era to the end of the era. compare/contrast.
Include an iconic picture from the era.
Famous person from the era: • Add an image of a famous person from the era and then explain his/her significance. • You could also use a slide like this to capture an important event during the era.
Letter from the generation • What do you think the people who lived in that era would say to you about their lives and experiences? • Things to reflect on when writing the letter: • How would they like to be remembered? • What message would they want to share? • Would they give future generations any advice? If so, what would it be? • Include a message from the generation to future generations who find the time capsule. Gen y b d e n Sig XYZ
Final slide Wrap up the trip into history and add your final thoughts, ideas, and questions. Wrap up description
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