Saturday, August 16, 2008

Calendars Through the Ages and Around the World

WebExhibits.org has a great online exhibit about calendars used throughout history and about the calendars used in by various countries and cultures. In Calendars Through the Ages visitors will find the history of different calendars, how those calendars were developed, significant dates on each calendar, and in some cases why a particular calendar is no longer in use.

Applications for Education
The Olympics are in full swing and are sure to be a topic of conversation in classrooms now and in the fall. This will provide teachers and students with an opportunity to talk about Chinese culture and history. One of the aspects of Chinese culture sure to be discussed is the Chinese calendar and how it differs from the calendar of the west. By visiting Calendars Through the Ages students can explore the origins of the Chinese calendar and significant dates on the Chinese calendar.