Census resources for teachers
The 2010 U.S. Census will be in the news for the next several months as surveys are distributed and results are tabulated. The U.S. Census can be covered in topics such as social studies, math and more. Here are some resources for teachers looking to bring the Census into their classroom.
- The U.S. Census Bureau's Census in the Schools site offers lesson plans, ideas, quick facts and more. There are also sections for kids and teens. Visit www.census.gov/schools.
- Scholastic has online kits for the It's About Us 2010 Census in the Schools program. Offerings include activities, lesson ideas and maps. The observance can take place any time until May 2010. Materials are also available in languages other than English. www.scholastic.com/census.
- Education World has a list of math lesson plans and activities that are census-related. The lesson plans were written in 2000, but the ideas still apply. Visit www.educationworld.com.
- For information on the Census in Missouri, visit oa.mo.gov/mocensus.