Check out my New York Times Learning Network interactive for English Language Learners on Daylight Savings Time. Students identify word meanings, explain the context clues they used to determine them, and then respond to an informational writing prompt.
Most of us “lost an hour” today, so I thought I’d quickly bring together a list of accessible resources on Daylight Savings Time. Here in the United States, we’ll be reverting to Standard Time from Daylight Savings time on the second Sunday in November.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Daylight Savings Time (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
Richard Byrne found a nice video from CBS Fast Draw.
Here’s another video from CBS called Daylight Saving’s Downside.
National Geographic has an accessible explanation of daylight savings time.
Here’s a “Web Exhibit” on Daylight Savings Time.
Here’s a British take on the topic from the BBC:
How much daylight does daylight saving time save? is an interactive from Quartz.
Why daylight saving time isn’t as terrible as people think is from The Washington Post.
— SI Associates (@SmithsonianTSA) March 12, 2016
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 12, 2016
California could drop Daylight Saving Time https://t.co/GFDbpjyj2H
— Quartz (@qz) March 12, 2016
Daylight saving time: Why does it exist? (It’s not for farming) https://t.co/sOrv3myfRQ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 12, 2016
why do we have Daylight Saving Time? is a video from The Telegraph.
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