Language Resident Name: Xeniya Amelina                                                        

Day and Date: Tuesday, April 9

Language and Level (please circle):  Russian Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: time capsules.

Goals of the class:  to discuss what characterizes our time and what characterized the epochs that have already passed, to get creative.

How did you structure the class? For this class we went outside to enjoy the weather. I started from showing the Ss a picture of a time capsule, asked them what they thought it was and what they knew about such capsules. Then I asked them various questions, such as why people make them, the capsule from what time in history they would like to find most and why, whether or not capsules should be country-specific or international etc. Then I gave out sheets of paper and we drew our own time capsules with the objects that we would like future generations and/or aliens to see. We discussed our choice of objects and their relevance/ importance. We finished off with talking about the ideal locations for storing time capsules and the time they should be opened.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, handouts, etc.)

Laptop, sheets of paper, markers

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The topic proved to be very inspirational!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Perhaps asking Ss in advance to bring something they find important and would like to put in the time  capsule to class would make it even more interesting.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.