Capture current events with your students in a time capsule! This unit encourages students to use thinking skills, such as brainstorming, planning, implementing, creativity, and research. Lessons are provided to create a class time capsule as well as individual time capsules. Students will learn vocabulary as well as have the opportunity to research and learn about historical time capsules. This unit was taught to 4th grade gifted students who created a time capsule that will be opened their senior year of high school. Details of how to host the celebration to open the time capsule are also included. The individual time capsule minis can be used as Christmas ornaments for students to preserve information about themselves to open each Christmas. This is a unit where students have asked, "Do you still have our time capsule? Are we really going to open it this year?" Lasting memories are made through capturing class activities, current events, prices of items, journal writing, photographs, and art through this time capsule project. I have used this with 3rd and 4th grade gifted students, but the activities would be appropriate for any elementary age student.