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Ice Breakers...

  1. What message do you hope to convey in your letter to me for the future?
  2. If you could capture one memory from our time together so far to put in the time capsule, what would it be?
  3. What do you think will surprise us most when we open the time capsule in the future?
  4. How do you imagine our lives will have changed by the time we open the time capsule?

Fun Facts...

  1. The concept of time capsules has been around since the 19th century, but ancient civilizations also buried artifacts for discovery by future generations.
  2. The oldest known time capsule in the United States was buried in 1795 by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in Boston, Massachusetts.
  3. Time capsules are often used not only to communicate with future generations but also as a way to preserve the present moment and its culture.

Tips & Alternatives

  1. Choose Durable Items: Select items and materials that will withstand the test of time, such as plastic or glass, and avoid perishables or items that can degrade.
  2. Weatherproof Your Capsule: Ensure your time capsule container is airtight and waterproof to protect its contents from the elements.
  3. Mark the Location Well: Use a distinctive marker or landmark to remember where you've buried the capsule, or choose a spot that will be undisturbed for years.
  4. Digital Time Capsule: For a modern twist, create a digital time capsule by compiling photos, videos, and digital letters, then store them in the cloud or on a USB drive to be revisited in the future.
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