Time Zones Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Use this lesson plan to help you introduce your students to time zones. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss time zones, and create a sample travel plan based on time zones. Finish up with a quiz to allow students to test what they've learned.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain what a time zone is
  • describe the reason time zones exist

Length

30-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.A

Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

Materials

  • Devices and internet access for student research

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