ERIC Number: ED361254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics Aren't Static: A 1992 Statistical Abstract Teaching Supplement for Grades 5-12.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.
This teaching supplement from the U.S. Census Bureau is designed for educators in grades 5 through 12. The Bureau offers it as a way of addressing the needs and concerns of teachers as they attempt to include statistical information about the everyday world in an effort to meet new educational standards. The supplement is presented in order to introduce the "Statistical Abstract of the United States," a national information resource published by the U.S. Government since 1878. A sort of statistical almanac, the abstract contains more that 1,400 data tables and charts including topics such as housing, nutrition, health, the economy, the trade balance, and the environment. This supplement illustrates the content and provides a sample of the types of information contained in the abstract. In addition it supplies the teacher with suggestions for classroom activities and with explanations of various statistical concepts which teachers will find helpful no matter what data volume they use. The teacher's guide includes the contents of the 1992 statistical abstract and brief guides to demographic statistical concepts and socioeconomic statistical concepts. Illustrations present information on (1) land cover/use in the United States; (2) hazardous waste sites on the national priority list from 1991; (3) resident population in April of 1990; (4) mean money earnings by educational attainment and sex; and (5) immigration to the U.S. from 1820 to 1990. Eleven examples of statistical abstracts are given. (DK)
Descriptors: Demography, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Secondary Education, Social Science Research, Statistical Data, Statistical Distributions
Customer Services Branch, Dept. CBEP-SA, Data User Services Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233-8300.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.