Temporal Relations develops students’ ability to use concepts of time to describe and order their experiences. An adequate orientation to time is important to relational thinking and is acquired through mediated learning experiences. Without an awareness of the continuity of time and its ordered succession and of the rhythm of events, students’ make use of their past to predict, anticipate, plan, and prioritize future events. Temporal Relations helps mediate relationships of time (related to space) and use precise concepts and relationships.
Comparison of the temporal characteristics of events.
Use of relevant cues.
Hypothetical thinking and use of logical evidence to support hypotheses.