The Politics of Daylight Saving Time

POLITICS The debate around whether to fall back and spring forward has been heating up in state legislatures. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about the origins of daylight saving time—and don’t forget it ends on Sunday. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, and be sure to vote in today’s poll! Discussion Ideas What … Continue reading The Politics of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time: A Short History

Question: What is so special about this Sunday, November 7th? If you said that it is the premier of Great Migrations on the National Geographic Channel, you are right.

But you are also right if you said that it marks the end of Daylight Saving Time, 2010!

While we will unfortunately lose the hour of daylight that we have been able to enjoy throughout the summer and fall months, we will also gain that extra hour of sleep we lost back in March! I’d say that’s a win-win situation. Wouldn’t you?

Have you ever wondered when Daylight Saving Time (DST) came into being, and why? I started wondering about DST recently when a couple of my coworkers and I got into a discussion about when and why DST was invented. I did some research and learned some interesting facts along the way.

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