The Story of Clocks and Calendars

Author: Betsy Maestro

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060589450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Travel through time with the maestros as they explore the amazing history of timekeeping! Did you know that there is more than one calendar? While the most commonly used calendar was on the year 2000, the Jewish calendar said it was the year 5760, while the Muslim calendar said 1420 and the Chinese calendar said 4698. Why do these differences exist? How did ancient civilizations keep track of time? When and how were clocks first invented? Find answers to all these questions and more in this incredible trip through history.
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About Time

A First Look at Time and Clocks

Author: Bruce Koscielniak

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544128907

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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“[An] impressive history of timekeeping.”—Horn Book Bruce Koscielniak, in this Common Core text exemplar, tells the intriguing story of the many years spent tinkering and inventing to perfect the art of telling time. When time itself was undefined, no one knew the difference between a minute, an hour, and a day. Then people started creating tools to measure time. First they used the sun, the moon, and the water, but soon after people began using their knowledge about the natural world to build clocks and to create calendars made up of months and years. Centuries later, we have clocks and calendars all around us! This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Informational Texts)
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Telling Tales Over Time

Calendars, Clocks, and School Effectiveness

Author: Joel Weiss,Robert S. Brown

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 946209263X

Category: Education

Page: 184

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How do calendars and clocks influence considerations of school effectiveness? From the creation of compulsory education to the future of virtual schooling, Weiss and Brown trace two centuries of school practices, policies and research linking the concept of time with ‘opportunity to learn’. School calendars and clocks are shaped by both the physical and social worlds, and the ‘clock of schooling’ is shown to be one of the ‘great clocks of society’ that helps to frame school effectiveness. School time does not operate in a vacuum, but within curriculum, teaching and learning situations. The phrase ‘chrono-curriculum’ was devised by the authors as a metaphor for exploring issues of school effectiveness within the time dimension. Using American and Canadian sources, stories are created to illustrate four themes about time and school effectiveness. The first three stories utilize access, attendance and testing as criteria associated with these eras of schooling. How will the story read in the fourth era, the digital age, which forces us to a reconsideration of time and its influence on education? Quoting David Berliner in his Foreword: “ this is an opportune time for these authors to bring us insights into the reasons we in North America created our public school systems, and how the chrono-curriculum influences those systems. The authors’ presentation of our educational past provides educators a chance to think anew about how we might do schooling in our own times.”
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Empires of Time

Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

Author: Anthony F. Aveni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 332

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"Aveni . . . explores the interplay of culture and time in this edifying and readable cross-cultural study of timekeeping through the ages." —The Sciences
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The Story Of Time

Author: Nita Berry

Publisher: Children's Book Trust

ISBN: 9788170118916

Category: Time

Page: 128

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A World Without Time! It Would Be A Chaotic Place To Live In. Man Has Been Trying Ever To Reckon Time. From Shadow Sticks To Sundials To Water-Clocks To The Present Day Clocks, It Is Indeed The Story Of Time. Time Remains A Scientific Mystery!
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The Clock

Author: Richard Spilsbury,Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406232734

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Readers will learn the history of the invention of the clock in this title that includes information on the key players, the setbacks along the way, and the moments of discovery.
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The Story of Time and Clocks

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Evans Brothers Limited

ISBN: 9780195213263

Category: Calendars

Page: 30

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Discusses time and various ways it has been measured, by both calendars and clocks.
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The Religion Toolkit

A Complete Guide to Religious Studies

Author: John Morreall,Tamara Sonn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444343718

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources
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Augustan Studies

Author: Geoffrey Tillotson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472508556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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It is still true that most readers of eighteenth-century poetry approach it by way of nineteenth-century poetry; they know what Wordsworth said about Pope before they read Pope. This means that when they read Pope and other eighteenth-century poets, they apply the wrong criteria. An eighteenth-century poet did not have to create the taste by which he was enjoyed to the same extent as a nineteenth-century poet was conscious of having to. The kinds were ready waiting for him, and, if the rules of poetic diction for the kinds of which he elected to write were properly complied with, the products were recognisable: epic, tragedy in verse, Pindaric, elegy, heroic and familiar epistle, pastoral, georgic, occasional verse, translation and imitation. This book, a collection of essays by Dr Tillotson, examines these types of eighteenth-century poetry with particular focus on poetic diction, as well as discussing works such as Pope's letters and Johnson's dictionary.
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The Story of Our Calendar

Author: Ruth Brindze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Calendar

Page: 63

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Many fascinating questions involving our modern calendar are answered in this book.
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