KNOW-VEMBER: Fun November Facts – “11/18/1883 – STANDARD TIME”


During the month of November, I will be sharing KNOW-VEMBER: FUN NOVEMBER FACTS from all around the world.

Take a few moments from each November day and share the KNOW-VEMBER fun, knowledge, discovery and smiles with your kids and grandkids.


Day 322 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:  Fun, Easy, Do-able Daily Activities for Kids

At noon on November 18, 1883, the large railway systems in U.S. and Canada adopted Standard Time

Standard Time is defined as the official time in a local region, adjusted for location around the Earth, established by law or custom.

Why is Standard Time necessary?

TIME measured by the position of the sun and/or mechanical clocks became difficult with the invent of railroad travel.  U.S. Time zones were introduced in 1883 to standardize railroad schedules… giving advantage to both travel and communication.

Standard Time and its history is more complex than railroads, travel and communication, but kids love the concept of TIME,  from the sundial to longitudinal meridian to light-sensor-touchscreen wrist watches…

Grandma Sharon's very own Sundial

Give your kids and grandkids the gift of TIME today as you teach the meaning of STANDARD TIME... whether they are in your time world or all the way across the world!

Join me here each day in November for KNOW-VEMBER: NOVEMBER FUN FACTS – on 365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS! – fun, easy and completely do-able!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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