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ERIC Number: ED223502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Using the Census as a Creative Teaching Resource. Fastback 184.
Long, Sandra M.
Demographic information collected by the Census Bureau can help students understand many aspects about the quality of life in the United States and can be used by junior high and high school teachers as a classroom resource. The first of six chapters discusses the role that the Census Bureau plays in our lives, examining uses of census data. Chapters 2 through 6 contain student activities and discussion questions that use demographic information provided in each chapter. General demographic census data are provided in chapter 2. Census data concerning family structure, education, work and income, and health and nutrition are the foci of chapters 3 through 6. Suggested activities include having students prepare reports using the data, analyze the data, listen to someone from the local Chamber of Commerce speak on how population changes affect the community, and interview local businessmen and women to determine changes they have noticed in their consumer population and to ask how they are planning for change. The appendix lists additional resources. (RM)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Education, Employment, Family Structure, Health, Income, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: This fastback is sponsored by the Broward County Florida Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.