ERIC Number: ED444881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Making Sense of Census 2000. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-4.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
The United States Census Bureau's mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census 2000 teaching guide (grades K-4) aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide outlines skills that correlate with national standards; fulfills curriculum requirements; demonstrates the importance and the many benefits of the census; and shows how to navigate the U.S. Census Bureau Web site. A model census helps students work with mathematics concepts, explore the idea of community, and learn basic map skills. The K-4 guide is divided into the following sections: Map Literacy (Geography/Math/Civics and Government); Lesson 1: Greater States (Reading Map Keys/Comparing Mathematical Values); Lesson 2: Kids Count (Reading a Special Purpose Map/Using Place Value); Community Involvement (Civics and Government/Art/Language Arts/Geography); Lesson 3: Where You Belong/Group Needs (Recognizing Relationships); Lesson 4: Questions for Today/Picture Tomorrow (Thinking Creatively/Collecting Information); Managing Data (Art/Math/Civics and Government); Lesson 5: My Favorite Birthday/Party Plan (Using Charts and Graphs); Lesson 6: Getting There (Using Charts and Graphs/Computing Whole Numbers); and Additional Resources/State Population Chart. (BT)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Curriculum Enrichment, Demography, Elementary Education, Government Role, Maps, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Thinking Skills
U.S. Census Bureau, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746. Tel: 301-457-4608; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: (http://www.census.gov).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.