Lesson 42: En el mundo


  • Students will be able to identify their own time zone and contrast it to other time zones in the world.
  • Using their knowledge of daily routines, students will be able to compare and contrast their daily routine to what someone in a different time zone may be doing at the same moment in time.
  • Students will be able to make inferences related to the seasonal clothing and activities occurring in different parts of the globe.

Web-Based Resources:

Time Zone Sources




Here, you will be able to use the arrows to scroll through a map whose regions are color-coded according to its time zone.





This site allows you to view the current time, weather information, astronomical information and other geographical facts about a continent and city of your choosing.



Ventanas al universo


An informational site in Spanish that gives a little more insight about our plantet and the universe that surrounds us, with information such as what causes the seasons.



Geography Sources




Geographical information about the Americas in Spanish. The above image, for example, is a topographical map of Northern, Central, and Southern America.



NASA Earth Observatory


A depiction of satellite observations that give us a global view of what is happening to our planet over a span of time. For example, the image above is a satellite observation of the patterns of vegetation over the years. There are several other pattern observations such as land surface temperature, rainfall, and radiation.




Below is a video that explains why there are seasons.


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