Assignment: Students will work in teams of 2 or 3 to develop
a PowerPoint "Cultural Time Capsule." The presentation will be given
to classmates and it will be added to the class website for presentation to future sociologists. The goal of the project is to
effectively use visuals and text to send a message to the future about life and
A title slide which captures the central theme about
life today. You may choose your own theme to explore. Remember you are
trying to send a "message to the future" about life today. You
can use a broad theme such as " The Age of Technology"
or focus on a narrow sub-cultural element such as "Extreme
Sports" or "The World of the Homeless" You are free to examine a uniquely American theme or
approach the assignment at a more global level.
At least 10 visuals taken from the
technical guide below). Each image should include both title and the
An interpretation slide should accompany each
visual. It should explain how the image supports the central theme being
A final summary slide should conclude the "presentation
to the future" and give student credits.