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Re: Clock a History
Thanks for your help! "Clock: A History" was tremendously useful for me
when I was researching the history of timekeeping pieces for a museum
studies class. I began with interpreting the modern wristwatch and worked
my way backwards in time to discover how people in earlier eras kept track
of time--something so simple that we almost take it for granted today.
Thanks again-great site!
Adam Tabelski, SUNY Albany
I went on your site today and I love it. It's one of the most
informative websites about the calendar on the internet. I'm doing a
project for school on the history of the calendar and I was able to find
all of the information I need all in one place. Thanks for making a great
From: "Clif Lucido"
Hello, I emailed you in early February and asked you a question about
the terms CE and BCE. I was delighted that you wrote back with the
information. My sister and I are both elementary teachers in different
Minnesota school districts. We are going to the national conference for
the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Orlando this April. We
are presenting a class on using time lines as tools for teaching math, as
well as integrating a wide range of curricular areas. You can imagine that
when you use time lines, lots of questions come up about how time is
organized, etc. We would love to list your web site on our hand-out and
tell what a wonderful reference you are. I thought you should know that
someone in Florida will soon be singing your praises. How did you get
interested in this subject?
I just found your website and think it is wonderful!
I am in the training department at Tiffany & Co. and am wondering
if you would mind if I used some of your pictures in my internal training
classes. I find your images very helpful in explaining the workings of
clocks. This information would be given to Tiffany & Co. employees for
training purposes only.
Best regards .... Meredith Walsh
Senior Product Education Trainer
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The Clock: A History
This is a very informative website that gives a detailed timeline of
the history of the clock from the hour glass to the atomic clock. The
social impact of the clock is presented by showing that as the clock
became more accurate it permeated every day life little by little until
civilization depended on it. It also showed that as the clock became
increasingly more accurate, the accuracy affected scientific measurements
more than anything. The technical aspects of the article are glazed over
but links are provided for more in depth discussion. Writing Program.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Boot Camp Week 154: creating a calendar
"Calendar a History"
Featured on the Electronic Telegraph of London, England
Subject: Re: Thanks!...
I'm going to put a link up on our Math and History pages, as well as
our Time Page at Sassafrass Grove HomeSchool.
Dear Ernie @Calendar a History
Got to tell you that when I couldn't sleep last night, I emailed this
site to 6 of my teacher friends including the teacher that teaches us
teachers in the districts 'tech' class ... and he emailed me back this ...
Now this is the way to use the internet and email. Thanks a bunch!
What a wonderful example of a "special interest" website that has become a resource for educators all over the world, Rose... Let's share it at the workshop tomorrow evening....
Subject: Calendar a History
Hellow and Shalom
Thanks for your help
Subject: calendar a history
Thank you so very much for a terrific resource of information for my 10
year old daughter. The coverage, to use a modern phrase, was gob-smacking
and we can't thank you enough.
Wonderful, once again Thank You.
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow
Subject: Great Information!
This is a very interesting site relative to the particularities of
timekeeping. I don't know how many times I said to myself "Huh! I wondered
how that happened"...or..."....What that meant.", while reading the info
on this site.
Subject: Calendar a History
Comments: This information is excellent. Thanks for a job well done. It
is very informative. I often wondered how certain names came about such as
the months and the different kind of calendars such as the Julian and the
Gregorian. Thanks again for the research and the sharing of the
From: Graham Clarke
I have just visited your site and am very impressed, I shall be adding
it to my bookmarks, and be showing it to my children.
Comments: For extra credit in sixth grade English, we were researching
the topic of 'calendar', and we found your website. Thanks for all the
Subject: my $.02 worth
This is a great web site. Your answers are brief yet cover the subject
thoroughly. We are a homeschooling family and we were searching for
information on how our calendar came to be. You answered all our questions
and threw in some bonus material as well.
Thanks for a great site. I am sending this to other homeschoolers who
are researching our calendar.
Subject: can you help me?
I am a third grade teacher. I am in the process of teaching my children
how to tell time. The children asked me what the abbreviations "a.m." and
"p.m." are short for. I told them I wasn't sure, but I would try to find
out. I am having a difficult time doing this. Can you help me?
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Resources for projects.
"Clock a History"
Timekeepers.org featured on the AT&T Newsletter
Did you know candles were once used as alarm clocks? This is how it
worked: A nail was put in the wax and when the candle melted, the nail
fell into a tin pan making a noise.
If youve got some time on your hands,
AT&T WORLD NET http://www.att.net/
Here is a great website for all things time-related:
leap year, equinox, what day you were born on, days in world languages, birthstones, once in a Blue Moon, etc.
Cornell University - http://ezra.cornell.edu/
Science Links at kidscoop.com
A Brief History of the Western Calendar
Audience: All ages.
A very interesting and comprehensive site with something for everyone curious about measuring time; includes a brief history of the Western calendar and clock, how the days and months got their names, BC and AD Inventor Dionysius Exiguss and much more. Well organized for easy navigation.
All this site needs is lesson plans for classroom use.