Create a Time Capsule

Prompt:

A time capsule is a container filled with items that you can bury in the ground. Later, archeologists, anthropologists and historians can dig it up and get a snapshot of life at a particular time.

We are living in a historic moment that you want to share with a future generation 100 years from now. For this reason, you will create your own time capsule. You need to select one item that represents what kids your age are doing for fun when stuck at home.

You need to select one item that says something about popular culture.
It could relate to movies, video games, music,
books, or television. But it has to be something that is popular right now.

You need to select one item that people seem to cherish more during quarantine than any other time before. You need to find an item that relates specifically to your family or your culture. Finally, you need to include some kind of documentation of daily life. It could be a to-do list or a daily schedule from home. It might be a receipt of something you bought. It might be a journal entry sharing how you feel about this.

Keep in mind that your items need to last at least one hundred years. They also need to say something about the present moment. The more specific and personal, the better. Now, describe all 5 items for future generations. Include a few sentences about what each item is and why you chose it. Remember that they won’t have the same background knowledge you have, so you’ll need to be clear, specific, and descriptive in your explanations.


Invent a Sport That Can Be Played During Social Distancing

Transcript:

You need to design a sport that people can play together even when they are physically far apart. The goal is to create a high interest game that requires physical movement. What is the goal of your sport? How will you win? Will you have points or will it end when you reach a specific objective? Will it be timed? Will you have specific rounds? Will you take turns? How many players will you need? Will it be a team sport or an individual sport? Will your sport have positions? If so, what will each person do? What materials will you use? What items can you use from home? How will you blend together the physical environment with technology? What will the dimensions of the field or court be? Will you play it indoors or outdoors? Will it be loud or quiet? What will the rules be? What will you allow? What will be forbidden? And what are the consequences for a penalty? Now invent that sport. You must work collaboratively with 2-4 people at a distance using email, shared documents, chat, or video conferencing. Be sure to make your game inclusive so everyone can play. The goal is to create something that is both fun and active at the same time. Now go out and make something awesome!

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