Daylight Savings Time

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An entomologist named Geroge Vernon Hudson is credited with proposing Daylight Saving Time (DST) so he could better study his insects. Using the informative website, scholars read a brief introduction to the topic and then explore the pros and cons of using DST in the United States. Next, they read a list of interesting facts about DST as they prepare to share their opinions during a class discussion or debate. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners write persuasive essays arguing for or against Daylight Saving Time 
  • Provide ample time for students to thoroughly research the topic and prepare for their discussion or debate 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computer and Internet access for each individual
  • Pupils likely need to consult additional resources to develop an informed opinion

  • Includes an extensive list of footnotes for further exploration of the debate topic 
  • Color codes and clearly labels pros and cons for easy identification 

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