Make a Brochure / Calculate Time

Invite groups to share their brochures with the class. Inspect each to determine that it tells about at least one time-related event.

### PROCESS:

1. Before conducting this activity, download the printable map of world time zones. Make a copy for each student.
2. Display the interactive map of world time zones. Encourage volunteers to select two locations. As a class, in small groups, with a partner or on their own, have students calculate the time difference between the two cities. Work through several examples.
3. Drag the cursor off one edge of the map and watch it reappear on the opposite side. Discuss what this means. (a change in date) Challenge students to identify times when a change like this could impact their lives. (daylight saving time or when they travel)
4. Give each student a copy of the printable map. Then take the class on a virtual trip around the world with the GeoGuessr Game. Encourage students to look for clues in the landscape and architecture as they attempt to identify five mystery locations. Let majority rule as you plot a guess for each. Then click to see if the guess was right.
5. Instruct students to make a red dot on their paper maps to plot each guess and a blue dot to plot each answer. Tell them to draw a line between each set of dots.
6. Point out to students that the game reveals the distance between each guess and the correct location. With their worksheets, they can figure out the difference in time. If necessary, explain what Greenwich Mean Time is and that it is based on the Prime Meridian (0° longitude). Assuming that it’s noon there, challenge students to calculate the current time in each of the other locations. Then have them calculate the time difference between each set of cities.
7. In small groups or with a partner, challenge students to create a brochure with information about time-related events taking place in locations identified in the game.

### ASSESSMENT:

Invite groups to share their brochures with the class. Inspect each to determine that it tells about at least one time-related event.