Here is an excellent way to get those creative juices flowing--have student teams design time capsules
that could be left behind for future generations.
In early September, items from a 36-year-old time capsule
, which had been "buried'' by the town's American Bicentennial Committee in the town vault at Town Hall in 1977, and new items donated in honor of the town's 300th anniversary for a second time capsule
were displayed at the Oxford Senior Center.
As well as memorabilia from the corridors and classrooms of Excelsior, staff and pupils filled the time capsules
with items from everyday life in 2013, including mobile phones, cameras, USB sticks and even a golf club.
Over 40 people gathered to see the time capsule
buried at the affordable housing scheme, being developed by Midland Heart.
A small paragraph of an 1887 history book, William Withers' History of Ballarat, mentioned that Governor Henry Barkly had buried a time capsule
beneath the city's Burke and Wills fountain in 1863 in memory of the two explorers.
PUPILS from the Lakes primary school in Redcar have placed artwork and memorabilia into a time capsule
close to the entrance of the pounds 30m hospital.
The time capsule
will give people in the future a moment to ponder those who preceded them, she said.
While the time capsule
project at Ridgedale Elementary School came about as a result of a social studies assignment that called for reading about time lines and time capsules
(and teaching time lines) and the creative thinking of two very alert interns, time capsules
(and time lines) can be utilized in other contexts.
The project is being run in conjunction with the centenary celebrations of Sutton Coldfield Town Hall and mirrors a time capsule
buried in 1906.
Captured in capsule: Items in the time capsule
A popular website about the time capsules
stated that some of the non-print items include a mummified, ancient Egyptian foot, pizza, and a piece of birthday cake from Caroline Kennedy's sixteenth birthday.
But the concept of time capsules
is nothing new, says expert John Fox.