ERIC Number: ED202765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
U.S. Population Data Teaching Package.
Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
This document contains teaching materials on the 1980 census data for use with secondary level students. The primary objective of the materials is to give students a statistical snapshot of their country as it is today after a decade of change. They will also help students develop skills in analyzing maps and charts. The materials consist of the newsletter "Interchange." a United States Population Data Sheet, and a set of four student information sheets. The newsletter contains teacher instructions, a pretest/posttest, and five discussion questions. The newsletter also contains a few articles on population education. The U.S. Population Data Sheet is a chart of statistics for the nation as a whole and each of the four regions, nine divisions, states, and the District of Columbia. Along with recently released population totals as of Census Day, April 1, 1980 are: comparisons with 1970; projections for 1980; latest birth, death, and infant mortality rates; migration and immigration figures; per capita income; racial composition; population density; and percent of elderly. The student information sheets consist of an essay describing the major population trends of the 1970s and a map of the U.S. showing percent of population increase or loss for each state. Questions on the map and a set of exercises to help students analyze the statistics on the Data Sheet are included on the student information sheets. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Charts, Demography, Map Skills, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Statistical Data
Population Reference Bureau, Inc., P.O. Box 35012, Washington, DC 20013 ($2.00 per single copy, 2 or more, $1.75 each, add $0.50 postage on orders of $5.00 or less).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.