What’s the Time There?

Scripture: Esther

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God often puts His people where He wants them in order to do certain things for Him.
  • Students will learn sometimes we must be very brave to do what God wants us to do.
  • Students will learn God expects us to do what He wants us to do even if it scares us.
  • Students will learn the science behind time zones.

Guiding Question: Why is it important to place our faith in God?

Materials: Internet access

Procedure: Review the story of Esther with the students – particularly the Celebration of Purim. Explain that Purim is a holiday for remembering the story of Esther. Tell the students that during this holiday, people give little gifts (usually of food) to their neighbors. Explain that God wants us to reach out to others and be brave in sharing our faith. God expects us to do what He has called us to and to trust Him even when we do not fully understand what He is doing. God places people in our lives that He calls us to share our faith with and we can trust Him to help us when it is part of His plan.

Introduce the activity. Explain to students the science behind different time zones. Set up Skype calls with people in different time zones so the students can see and better understand time zones.

Additional Questions: How can students compare times around the world?

Supplemental Activity: Have students create world clocks to display the time in different cities around the world. Have students pick two or three cities they want to make a world clock for a compare the difference in time after making the clock.

Resource: https://playtivities.com/teaching-time-zones-simple-way/

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