Looking for a middle school daylight saving lesson plan?
While not a holiday in the religious sense, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a part of the culture of many areas – predominantly in North America and Europe as well as some areas of South America and New Zealand.
This annual occurrence affects life for a large number of people in these places, but it can be difficult to find a good middle school Daylight Saving lesson.
Whether your students live in an area that uses DST or not, helping students build background knowledge and understanding of world cultures and traditions is an important goal. I use the Article of the Week format to help my students build their background knowledge.
To help with this knowledge building, you can use this middle school Daylight Savings Time lesson plan that is focused on a nonfiction article. In it, students will learn about the background, history, and use of Daylight Saving Time as well as look at a few arguments for and against this biannual clock change.
This resource contains one nonfiction article and three post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension, standardized test prep (EQAO), and cross-curricular learning. It comes in both PDF and digital formats to help teachers who are teaching both in the physical and digital classroom.
Get this middle school Daylight Saving lesson resource here.
- Teacher lesson plan
- Pre-reading K-W-L chart
- Non-fiction article (modified and regular text)
- Mp3 audio file of each text
- 3 Post-reading activities: comprehension questions, grammar questions (2 options: paper and self-grading Google Forms), long answer writing response
- Individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom
- Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 school
Other Lesson Plans
Note: These two months are the start and stop months for the USA and Canada. Europe’s ends in October, and in the Southern Hemisphere DST begins between September and November and ends between March and April.