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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. If you get a “page not available” the first time you click on the link, just refresh the page and it will appear – it’s a quirk of their website.

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):

Here’s a “Web Exhibit” on Daylight Savings Time.

What’s The Point of Daylight Savings Time?
is a video from USA Today.

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.

Much Of The World Doesn’t Do Daylight Saving Time. How Come? is from NPR.


Daylight saving time ends Sunday. It ought to go on forever. is from Vox.

When is daylight saving time, and where in the world is it observed? is from Quartz.


Daylight saving time begins Sunday: 6 things to know about “springing forward” is from Vox.

Daylight Saving Time: Why Does It Exist? (It’s Not for Farming) is from The NY TImes.

Why Does Daylight Saving Time Start at 2 A.M.? is from TIME.

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