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ERIC Number: ED141190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Census Data: Geographic Significance and Classroom Utility. NCGE Pacesetters in Geography Series. No. 2.
Dent, Bordon D., Ed.
The volume contains essays and classroom activities on a variety of U. S. and Canadian census materials. Designed to present census data in a less formidable manner than it is usually presented, it is intended for social studies teachers and college professors who want to introduce census materials in their classrooms. Essays treat various government publications that deal with censuses on population, housing, business, mineral industries, agriculture, and Canada's population. Some of the 24 essays are about the U.S. Bureau of Census, the use of population statistics as indicators, suburban zoning conflict, the use of vital statistics in geography, population models in high schools, investigating the geography of crime, voting, electoral geography and the concept of scale, mineral resource data for geographic research and instruction, geographical trends in coal industry, U.S. historical statistics, U.S. fertility patterns, and recent federal mapping of interest to geography teachers. The volume is arranged so that topic-related activities follow essays. The classroom activities involve map and graph preparation, discussion, simulation, role playing, and research. The last part of the volume is devoted to discussion of the GE-50 Series maps produced by the Department of Commerce. (ND)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Business, Census Figures, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Crime, Demography, Educational Media, Essays, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Housing, Industry, Maps, Population Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Statistical Data
Geographic and Area Study Publications, P.O. Box 391, Tualatin, Oregon 97062 ($12.50 paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
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