International Date Line Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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The Prime Meridian is _____.

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1. Which of these statements about the International Date Line is TRUE?

2. Why was it important to make the International Date Line?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The International Date Line is an imaginary line on the Earth. This quiz will ask you multiple-choice questions about this line, so make sure you know key points such as what the Prime Meridian is and why the International Date Line was created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you know about these topics:

  • The purpose of making the International Date Line
  • True/false statements about the International Date Line
  • Dates on the calendar that are in use at the same time
  • First country to enter the New Year every year
  • The number of time zones on Earth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the International Date Line
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the first country that enters into the New Year each year and how many times zones there are in the world
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the Prime Meridian and the reason the International Date Line was created

Additional Learning

To learn more about time zones, you can explore the lesson called International Date Line Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. The following topics will be covered:

  • Location of the International Date Line
  • Longitude lines that run around the Earth
  • Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and how it works
  • Other facts about the International Date Line