"Carefully curating a limited set of objects has lately become a popular way for museums and historians to tell vast histories (e.g., the history of the world, or of New York City).
We can use the same approach to tell our personal histories as well. A sentimental T-shirt, a kindergarten drawing or a dog-eared book? What objects tell the story of your life?"
Read the related article Object Lessons in History then answer:
What objects tell the story of your life? Can you identify five or 10 objects that you would include in an exhibit or book about your life?
Why did you select each of those objects?
Do you think telling history through objects is a “a clever way to hook people on history”? Do objects tell a story that words or images aren’t able to convey quite as effectively?
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)