time travel .
Good fun for junior classes but there are other interpretations of Canute's 'attempt' to turn back the seas. This is from
"Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey".
So spoke King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his throne on the seashore, waves lapping round his feet. Canute had learned that his flattering courtiers claimed he was "So great, he could command the tides of the sea to go back". Now Canute was not only a religious man, but also a clever politician. He knew his limitations - even if his courtiers did not - so he had his throne carried to the seashore and sat on it as the tide came in, commanding the waves to advance no further. When they didn't, he had made his point that, though the deeds of kings might appear 'great' in the minds of men, they were as nothing in the face of God's power.
An assembly resource to be used with a form class. It can easily be adapted for use in a year group assembly. The theme is Time to Reflect. It encourages students to reflect upon their academic year, to think about their report and also to consider the story of Les Paul who pioneered the electric guitar. He didn't let an unfavourable music report stop him from fulfilling his dream!The resource includes a prayer and also a video clip of the legendary Bob Marley playing the legendary Gibson Les Paul guitar. The age range is 11-16.
Students are introduced to the idea of creating a time capsule. I gave students half a term to collect artifacts and then they presented them in assembly and placed them in time capsule. My school's time capsule was buried in 2010 and is buried on our school grounds! You could easily adapt this idea for your school.