This is a webpage written by high school teachers for those who teach US history who want to find online content as well as technology that you can use in the classroom.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Daylight Saving & Farmers
As long as we are talking farmers, one myth which I've wrongfully perpetuated is that farmers are the reason we end standard time (which is between the fall and spring) and go on daylight savings time. The practice was started in England in 1907 and it made it to the US in WWI ostensibly to save energy so we could be awake more during daylight. In case you want to share it with your students, here is a WashPost article and here is another one from National Geographic.