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US Map-Time Zone

This free printable US time zone map portrays the state boundaries with the six time zones for the United States. Print large one for a poster to show children what time it is in other parts of the country. This is especially fun when other family members live in different time areas. Mark each place with a separate color of push pins to mark their locations. Kids of many ages get a kick out of understanding that their time is ahead of or behind someone else's time. This concept is crucial for them to learn how to tell time on an analog clock.

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Geography and Time Zones

Geography is more than just country and state boundaries. It is about understanding where you live in the time scheme of a day. The free printable US time zone map is a large scale map dividing all 50 states into the six respective time zones. The country is marked off in 4 distinct regional areas for the lower 48 states and then includes the times for Alaska and Hawaii. The map is bordered with the Eastern Time Zone on the East coast and the Pacific on the western coast along with the Central and the Mountain Time Zones in the middle.  

Why Does the US Have Time Zones?

Time is more than just a number on a clock. It is about understanding where you live in the time scheme of a day. It is also a history lesson too. Teachers you can use this free printable US time zone map dividing all 50 states into the six respective time zones. The country is marked off in 4 distinct regional areas for the lower 48 states and then includes the times for Alaska and Hawaii.  Instruct your student to research why it was so important to have the country marked in such a way to know the times on each coast and the middle. Hint: It was about the railroad.