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ERIC Number: ED444882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Making Sense of Census 2000. [Teaching Guide]. Grades 5-8.
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 5-8) 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 learn to display information on charts and graphs, use special purpose maps, and analyze census data. The grades 5-8 guide is divided into the following sections: Map Literacy (History/Geography); Lesson 1: A History of the Census (Analyzing Historical Maps); Lesson 2: Where We Live (Understanding Special Purpose Maps); Community Involvement (Civics and Government/Art/Language Arts/Geography); Lesson 3: Fill in Your Future (Thinking Creatively); Lesson 4: Making Plans (Real-Life Problem Solving/Analyzing Data); Managing Data (Math/Civics and Government/Geography); Lesson 5: Create Your Own Form (Thinking Creatively/Collecting and Analyzing Data); Lesson 6: Graph It! (Creating Percents and Circle Graphs/Analyzing and Organizing Data); and Additional Resources. (BT)
U.S. Census Bureau, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 02746. Tel: 301-457-4608; E-mail:; Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.