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ERIC Number: ED444883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Making Sense of Census 2000. [Teaching Guide]. Grades 9-12.
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 9-12) aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide teaches 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 how to evaluate population needs and services; compare census data across communities; and work with statistical models. The grades 9-12 guide is divided into the following sections: Map Literacy (Geography/Math/Art); Lesson 1: Size It Up (Reading a Cartogram); Lesson 2: Make Your Own Map (Using Thematic Maps); Community Involvement (Civics and Government/Art/Language Arts/Geography); Lesson 3: Future Focus (Thinking Creatively); Lesson 4: District Decisions (Thinking Critically); Managing Data (Math/Civics and Government/Geography/Science); Lesson 5: Samples and Stats (Understanding Statistics); Lesson 6: Forecasting the Future (Understanding Estimates and Projections); and Additional Resources. (BT)
U.S. Census Bureau, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746 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.