This lesson is a fun way to start your school year. You’ll first discuss what a time capsule is. You will then show students your own (if you prefer to model it) and then pass out the time capsule sheet. You’ll allow students a bit of time to work and plan and then collect the time capsules a few days later. Find a spot in the school to hide them and then wait until the year is over. That’s it! Students will love getting their time capsule back at the end of the year...they forget about it during the year but then get more and more excited as the year gets closer to ending.
Rationale for the lesson
This lesson is a way to help students see the fun and interest in history and how life changes over the course of a year. It is not graded, but allows you to start out the year learning a bit about your students, and it is a fun way to wrap up the year; book ends to a class on history.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Nothing...all students will need is a few interesting personal items and that’s it.