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  1. 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 choose 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.
  2. Digital time capsule template A template for students to complete a digital time capsule of an era in history.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Collage of the era Create a visual representation of the era, including pictures of:
  6. Collage 2 of the era Create a visual representation of the era, including pictures of:
  7. Compare and contrast something from the era Use this for the title • You might use a map of the area during 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. Use this for the title • Add an image or text here to compare/contrast.
  8. Include an iconic picture from the era.
  9. Famous person 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.
  10. Letter from the generation • What do you think the people who lived in that era would say to you about their lives and experiences? • Include a message from the generation to future generations who find the time capsule. • 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?
  11. Final slide Wrap up the trip into history and add your final thoughts, ideas, and questions. Wrap up description Wrap up description Wrap up description
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Editor's Notes

  1. Create an outline to get ready: Introduce the era (Use a mix of media and text) Organize your artifacts to outline what life was like during the era you are presenting Think about using a storyboard to outline your images and ideas Make sure you prepare a clear and well rounded presentation of all aspects of the era (People, jobs, food, transportation, etc. What else should you include so the audience feels like they have visited your era?)