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  • 5 Minute Intervals- To introduce counting by fives. To teach telling time to the five minute intervals. To teach telling time to the quarter hour.
  • A Living Timeline- Set aside a day for your class to celebrate your town's history. To mark the day, students will create a living timeline that will narrate the most important events.
  • Elapsed Time- Teacher will demonstrate on the whiteboard how to use a number line to solve elapsed time.
  • Elapsed time/Calendars - Using a Calendar and/or a Schedule chart, students will be able to solve problems involving elapsed time.
  • It's Time to Learn - The learner will be able to tell the correct time on a clock by using appropriate vocabulary when necessary.
  1. Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)- Math word problems put students' telling-time/clock skills to practical use.
  2. Half Hours- To teach telling time to the half hour To introduce telling time on a digital clock.
  3. Hours- To introduce the elements of a clock and explain their functions. To teach telling time to the hour.
  4. How Long is Five Minutes? - This lesson on telling time will expose children to analog and digital clocks and how they work.
  5. Just a Minute!- Help students put one minute in perspective.
  6. Mapping the Past- This lesson provides students with experience in working with historical maps as cultural artifacts that reflect the views of particular times and places.
  7. Meeting Up With Time - At the end of the lesson, the student(s) should: understand the definition of time; have an appreciation for time; and understand how a clock works.
  8. Teaching Students to Tell Time: Three Resources for Busy Teachers- Three activity sheets help develop and reinforce students' clock/telling-time skills.
  9. Tell Time - The students will follow directions for experiments.
  10. Telling Time Analog and Digital - To understand the workings of an analog clock and to tell time on he hour, the half hour, quarter hour, and at 5-minute intervals.
  11. Telling Time As A Form Of Measurement - Have students understand how to tell time with a digital clock along with an analog clock.
  12. Telling Time With A Clock - Recognize the attributes of time.
  13. Telling Time on a Clock - Students will use their knowledge of how to tell time, to help them read a digital clock.
  14. Telling Time to the Hour - The lesson introduces the "hour" and "minute" hands. This lesson will also use a traditional clock.
  15. The Tools For Telling Time - By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify the tools needed to tell time.
  16. Tick-Tock: Biological Clock- Students explore the concept of time and their own internal abilities to keep time. Then they consider the importance of biological clocks to migratory species.
  17. Time Capsule- Students will understand how to build a picture of life so that when asked to put together a time capsule they will be able to do so and give reasons to support the chosen items.
  18. Time lines : Chronology - To create time lines to demonstrate an understanding of units of time and chronological order.
  19. Time Management- This lesson addresses the skills needed to manage personal and work time.
  20. Two Ways to Read the Time- Why is it important to have schedules? What are some of the schedules that children keep?
  21. What Time Is It On The Clock? - The goal of this lesson is to teach the children how to tell time by reading the hands on a clock.
  22. What Time is It? - The learner will be able to identify the time to the hour on the digital and analog clock.