Time Capsule Book Report Project Name _______________________# ____ Due Date:_____________________ Imagine that the main character(s) of your book made a time capsule to let future generations know about his or her life. What would this person include? For this project, you will create a time capsule and write a brief description of each item inside. Materials: Shoe box, white construction paper, 3/5 index cards (provided), markers or colored pencils, at least 5 objects – real objects or drawings (no computer pictures). Directions: 1. Find a biography that interests you, and is at least 100-150 pages. 2. Have your book approved by your teacher by __________________. Book Title: __________________________________________ Author: _____________________________________________ 3. Look through your book to help you remember objects that were important to the story. Come up with a list of 5 objects representing important people, places, objects, and events in the person’s life. List at least five objects below. a. __________________________________________ b. __________________________________________ c. __________________________________________ d. __________________________________________ e. __________________________________________ 4. Imagine that you are that person and you are creating a time capsule. Refer to #3 to give you ideas about the objects you might include. 5. The objects you choose can represent the people, places, and events that were important to the person. They can also represent the person’s interests or aspects of his or her personality. You may include actual objects or drawings of them if the objects are unavailable. Include at least five objects or drawings. 6. For each item, write a short paragraph (2-3 sentences) from the character’s point of view about why you included it. Write each explanation on a 3x5 index card (provided) and attach it to the appropriate object. 7. Decorate a shoe box in a way that represents the subject of your biography. You might cover it in paper, draw on it, or glue pictures on it like a collage 8. Write the title, author, and your name on the box. 9. Write a paragraph summary (at least 5 sentences) about your book. Include the main characters (who is the story about), setting (where did it take place), plot (what happened), and any conflict (problems that the characters had to overcome) in the story. This can be typed or hand-written. (DO NOT COPY THE SUMMARY FROM YOUR BOOK!) 12. Your time capsule and this paper are due ________________________.