On Time: How America Has Learned to Live By the Clock

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 8/9/2011

On Time explores the changing ways we have measured, used, and thought about time over the past three hundred years. With this online resource, students will learn how improvements in time keeping technology have led to the increased importance of efficiency, punctuality and regimentation in American life. The resource is divided into five chronological sections that demonstrate America's ever-changing relationship with time.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)