After breaking up into groups of six, each group will be assigned to a particular time recording device:
After each group receives its time recording device, each student will be assigned to one of the following Five Ws and H:
Who- Who were the people who founded the device? Give a brief description.
What- What is the actual time recording device? Why was is given its particular name?
When- When was the device founded? Give a brief description of the time period.
Where- What part of the world was the device founded? Did its location influence its creation?
Why- Why was the device created? Give a brief description.
How- How was the device made? What it is made out of? A drawing will help the class understand your device.
Here are Websites that will help you research your devices:
Sundial/ Shadow Clock
General Clock Websites
After each person in the group finishes the research, the group will organize the information in a web. After the group is done, it will present its findings to the class. After all the presentations are completed, students will fill out a Ven Diagram comparing the devices of the past to today's modern devices.