eDay Lesson #1

eDay Lesson #1: Time Capsule
 
The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to determine what issues/events/people are important to you.  This assignment will allow you to research and analyze various subjects you feel passionately about.  As students, your job is not only to graduate from high school, but to become knowledgeable and valuable citizens in our community, state, and country.
 
For this lesson you will be making a time capsule for future generations. In your time capsule you will choose FIVE items (could be events, people, documents, ideas et al) to “bury.” The interesting part about a time capsule is that you get to decide the contents of the capsule. However, for this assignment, you need to choose five things we have covered in class thus far in the semester. So, for example, in a Global 1 course you may decide to put Siddhartha Gautama, Galileo, a Mixed Economy and Leonardo de’Vinci (do not choose these same five for your capsule!!) into your capsule. For this assignment, you need to complete the following page (22 questions) to be turned in two weeks after school resumes:
 
1. My time capsule will be buried on (Today’s date) _____________________. It will be buried at (location) _________________, because (why you are choosing to bury at such a location, what is the importance or significance of this site) (1-2 complete sentences):
 
 
 
2. The FIRST item (again, this could be an event, idea, person, document etc.) is (1 sentence):
 
 
3. A brief description of the FIRST item (2-3 sentences):
 
 
 
4. The time period/era or unit which the FIRST item is from (1 sentence):
 
 
 
 
5. The significance of why you chose to bring this specific FIRST item (why is this item important to you) (2-3 sentences):
 
 
 
 
­­6.The SECOND item (again, this could be an event, idea, person, document etc.) is (1 sentence):
 
 
7. A brief description of the SECOND item (2-3 sentences):
 
 
 
8. The time period/era or unit which the SECOND item is from (1 sentence):
 
 
 
 
9. The significance of why you chose to bring this specific SECOND item (why is this item important to you) (2-3 sentences):
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10. The THIRD item (again, this could be an event, idea, person, document etc.) is (1 sentence):
 
 
11. A brief description of the THIRD item (2-3 complete sentences):
 
 
 
12. The time period/era or unit which the THIRD item is from (1 sentence):
 
 
 
 
13. The significance of why you chose to bring this specific THIRD item (why is this item important to you)(2-3 sentences):
 
 
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14. The FOURTH item (again, this could be an event, idea, person, document etc.) is (1 sentence):
 
 
15. A brief description of the FOURTH item (2-3 complete sentences):
 
 
 
16. The time period/era or unit which the FOURTH item is from (1 sentence):
 
 
 
 
17. The significance of why you chose to bring this specific FOURTH item (why is this item important to you)(2-3 sentences):
 
 
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18. The FIFTH item (again, this could be an event, idea, person, document etc.) is (1 sentence):
 
 
19. A brief description of the FIFTH item (2-3 complete sentences):
 
 
 
20. The time period/era or unit which the FIFTH item is from (1 sentence):
 
 
 
 
21. The significance of why you chose to bring this specific FIFTH item (why is this item important to you)(2-3 sentences):
 
 
 
22. In my opinion, the most important item I am putting in my capsule is ________________________________, because (2-3 complete sentences):