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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

How to Read Calendars and Clocks

Subject Area

Social Studies




This classroom resource from Epic! is a book for students. Students can learn the basic features of calendars and clocks, like dates and numerals. Learning how to use these features will help students to track time and keep organized. The AR level for this book is 3.1. The age range is 6-9 years old. The book includes a quiz and glossary.

    Social Studies (2010) Grade(s): KG


    Sequence events using schedules, calendars, and timelines.

    Unpacked Content



    • schedule
    • calendar
    • timeline
    • event
    • history
    • sequence
    • yesterday
    • long ago
    • tomorrow


    Students know:
    • The difference between today (present), tomorrow (future) and yesterday (past, or history).
    • The names of the days of the week, and the order in which they come.
    • A year is divided into months, and has heard the names of the months repeatedly .
    • Vocabulary: long ago, yesterday, today, tomorrow, history, schedule, calendar, timeline, later, future, before, after


    Students are able to:
    • List events in their lives in the order in which they occurred.
    • Identify a calendar and know that each square or number on the calendar represents a day.
    • Name the present month .
    • Answer questions about their daily schedule:
      • Does recess come before or after lunch?
      • Do they go to library everyday?
      • Do they go to lunch everyday?
    • Identify events that happened a long time ago through the use of personal primary sources.


    Students understand that:
    • Time is measurable and ongoing.
    • There are events in their lives that have already happened (past), events that are happening or will happen today (present), and events that will happen later (in the future).
    • Some events have happened in their lifetime and some events happened long ago.
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