United States


Submitted by: Brielle

Materials: Monopoly board game

An item indicative of this time period of the COVID-19 pandemic is a Monopoly board game. In 100 years, scientists will certainly remember the effects of the virus on health and medicine, as they will advance incredibly in order to prevent another outbreak. What will be forgotten is how the entire world halted our technology-obsessed, fast-paced way of life, and spent time with our families, quarantined at home. Personally, my family started to play Monopoly as a result of boredom, but this board game represents any kind of family activity excluding technology. Just as we are shocked by the artifacts from the pre-cellphone era, the next generation will be surprised that an era of advanced technology will be represented by an old-fashion board game. The positive side of this pandemic is how it brings families together.