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Students are able to read and also use a variety of timetables and charts. They perform calculations with time, including 24-hour clock times and time zones. These are very important concepts that Students probably have to bear in mind more in their lifetime than we have in ours.
Fourth graders create clocks and complete small group activities to represent the six different times zones in the US. Using small paper plate clocks, 4th graders visually demonstrate the differences in these time zones.
Fifth graders discover how to determine time in the various U.S. time zones. Students discuss the importance of understanding how time changes in each time zone.
Students solve time zone problems and chart travel around the world.  In this time zone lesson plan, students learn about the history of time zones and view a time zone map.  Students use the time zone map to solve time zone problems.  Students are given a copy of Mr. Panda's travels and then use a word processing program to create a table to chart his travels.
In this time zones worksheet, students complete the total length of trips for time zones and answer short answer questions. Students fill in 3 spaces in the chart and answer 3 questions.
In this time zones worksheet, students are given a map of the Earth indicating the time zones, the prime meridian and the international date line. Students answer 5 questions about solar occurrences and determine when each would be seen in different time zones.
Students study the reason why time zones exist and how they are established. They predict time zones for different places on Earth.
Third graders have a greater understanding of time zones, explain the basic history and purpose in the creation of time zones, and use time zone maps to calculate the time/day in a certain area.
Eighth graders explore how to use the time zones in the United States and internationally. They use elapsed time to solve problems. Students calculate the time in various places in the United States. They discuss the 6 time zones in the United States.
Fourth graders, after making paper plate clocks, review time zones and practice telling time in other time zones. They show how to change time zones on their clocks and how to show the time in their part of the country.
Eighth graders solve problems involving elapsed time and change across time zones. They answer and solve questions together as a class, complete two worksheets, and solve problems related to a bus schedule and time zones in the United States. This lesson includes a script to teach with.
A short video can be shown to your class to explain time zones. (A free subscription to the teachers' website is required to access the video.) Pairs of workers use a time zone map to solve six scenarios on a worksheet. 
Learners investigate the times zones around the world. They discuss situations when it is important to know the time in different parts of the world and how to find it.
Students plan a trip on the railroad.  In this railroad creation and implementation lesson, students listen to the song "Working on the Railroad", make a map of where the track was laid and discuss the geographical challenges.  Students view copies of vintage railroad posters, make observations about the posters and then create their own train poster.  Students use time zone maps and modern Amtrak schedules to plot a train trip through all four time zones.
Seventh graders investigate the characteristics of a time zone map. They read and interpret time zone maps. Students compare the time in various time zones. Students solve time zone problems.
The hour is nigh for your class to practice equivalency problems in the form of time-zone conversions. They write equations to describe elapsed time and apply problem solving strategies, including writing a plan, to solve the problems.
In this time zones learning exercise, students read a detailed paragraph about the Earth's 24 times zones, their 15 degree width, and the increase in hours for each zone. Students study the world time zone map and then answer the four questions about various times in the world. Students then write a story about going backward or forward in time and draw a time machine.
In this interpreting a world time zone map worksheet, students read a review about the time zones, observe a map, and answer questions. Students write four short answers and one writing activity.
Fourth graders discuss what time zones are. The teacher asks questions about the student's own time zones. Then each student makes a clock and practices using time zones to tell what time it is in another part of the world.
Students solve time zone problems. In this time zone lesson, students view a time zone map and learn about the 24 time zones. Students are given a worksheet where they compute the time in different areas.

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