How to Use a Time Zone Map Worksheet

By Vera Leigh

If you are a teacher or parent who is trying to teach your students or children how to read time in different time zones, you may find a time zone map worksheet helpful in your lessons. A time zone map worksheet combines a map of time zones with a worksheet that your student or child can use to practice telling time in different parts of the world.

Step 1

Print out a time zone map worksheet.

Step 2

Review the parts of the worksheet. For example, you might tell your students or children to review the map and to notice how the world map is divided into different time zones. A clock above each time zone will indicate the time in that region of the world. Then, review the worksheet, which lists different cities with spaces to fill in the times. The worksheet also has questions that your student or child can answer about time zones.

Step 3

Locate a city, such as New York City, on the worksheet. Go to the time zone map, and locate New York City on the map. Look at the clock above the map. You will see that New York City is in Eastern Standard Time. Compare this time to Los Angeles. Locate Los Angeles on the map and locate the clock above it. You will see that Los Angeles is located in Pacific Time. Pacific Time is three hours behind Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if it is 3 p.m. in New York City, it is 12 p.m. in Los Angeles.

Step 4

Ask your children to answer challenging questions listed on the worksheet. My Teacher Pages gives this example: "You are in Boston for a wedding and you need to call your family in Denver at 6 p.m. What time should you place the call?"