ERIC Number: ED184930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Interchange: Population Education Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 4, February 1980 [And] How America Studies Itself: The U.S. Census. A Teaching Module.
Inter-Change, v8 n4 Feb 1980
The document contains two components--a population reference newsletter focusing on census-related information and a module to help high school and college students understand census objectives, procedures, and uses. The newsletter presents general background on the census, offers annotations of census materials from the Population Reference Bureau and similar organizations on population and census issues, explains how students can explore topics such as the future and population through science fiction, and describes the teaching module. The teaching module emphasizes the history, purposes, benefits, controversies, and procedures of the census. Information is presented on grade level, time needed, background contents, objectives, and instructional materials. An introductory essay on the census serves as the focus of 20 discussion questions such as: Why did the Constitution require a census every 10 years? How do local communities use census data? Why is the undercount highest among minorities? and What kinds of workers are hired by the Census Bureau? Also presented are a sample census form, instructions for filling out the form, a directory of sources of census information, and background data on the census in tabular and narrative form. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to small print type throughout original.