MAKING A MEMORY BOX
Memory boxes contain objects that help us to reflect on the past and recall people and events. They can be based on a particular era or theme ex. Wartime or sport.
WHY MAKE A MEMORY BOX?
Memory are filled with objects that hold a personal memory, letters or toys from childhood. Putting these itmes in a memory box is a way of presenting objects and the memories associated with them so that others are able to learn and discover.
Memory boxes can also help to generate conversations between age groups. Younf children can play a game by guessing what an object is or what it might be used for. Older people might find their own memories are stimulated by an object in the box or discussions about an object – perhaps they own a similar item.
The simple act of creating a memory box can be fun and enjoyable and may one day be a wonderful memory in its own right.
WHAT GOES INSIDE A MEMORY BOX?
Memory boxes are as unique as their creators. Here are some tips on what to include:
* put in objects that can be easily handled.
* avoid using items that are valuable, heavy or sharp.
* Include objects that have stories associated with them – you might want to attach a photo or a short letter to a particular object.
* Try to make sure there is a theme connecting the items in the box – this
will help someone to understand the context of the items and recognize
why they are important and valuable.
You can make photocopies to place in your memory box.
SHARING YOUR MEMORY BOX
The most exciting part about putting together a memory box is sharing it with others. Remember a memory box is not like a time capsule. It can be used to so that everyone can learn through your own personal experiences.
UNIT: MEDIEVAL SOCIETIES
PROJECT: MEMORY BOX (ARTIFACTS)
Purpose of the project: In Social Studies we have been learning about past and present societies. We have explored ancient societies and how these societies have contributed to our present day of life.
Through artifacts we are able to predict how tools, weapons, etc have been created and used.
To understand what an artifact is our class will be doing a project on memory boxes. They are asked to fill their memory boxes with significant objects, photos, letters, objects that represents them. The objects that they pick should tell a story of themselves ( who they are, where they come from, what is important to them, what they enjoy, etc.)
Due Date: Memory Box due January 23,2014
Memory Box 10 points
Presentation 5 points
Write up 5 points
Total Value 20 points
Write up must include:
Title Page (your name should be on the bottom)
Next page should include the list of items:
* You must describe the item
* You must write why these items are important to you.
* Why you choose the item to represent you.
*You must write a conclusion of “Who are you.” If someone did not
Know who you are then let them know something that describes