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Daily Life History

Time/Clocks

What You’ll Learn

1.  Who were the first people to keep track of time?  How did they do it before clocks?

2.  Who came up with the concept of hours, minutes and seconds?  And why are there 24 hours in a day; 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute? 

3. What to AM & PM mean — and why is the day broken up into two 12-hour periods?

How did people tell time without clocks?  And what is time anyway?  How did they come up with hours/minutes and seconds? 

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