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ERIC Number: ED444915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Making Sense of Census 2000--Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-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 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 how to evaluate population needs and services; compare census data across communities; and work with statistical models. The guide is divided into the following sections: Map Literacy (Geography/Math/History); Lesson 1 (K-4): These are Our Islands/Mapping Districts (Reading Map Keys/Comparing Mathematical Values); Lesson 2 (5-12): Our Changing Islands (Analyzing Historical Maps); Community Involvement (Civics and Government/Math/Geography/Art/Language Arts); Lesson 3 (K-4): Where You Belong/Group Needs (Recognizing Relationships); Lesson 4 (5-8): Making Plans (Real-Life Problem Solving/Analyzing Data); Lesson 5 (9-12): Future Focus (Thinking Creatively); Managing Data (Math/Civics and Government/Geography); Lesson 6 (K-5): Getting There (Using Charts and Graphs/Computing Whole Numbers); Lesson 7 (6-12): What's Behind the Form? (Collecting, Organizing, and Analyzing Data); 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
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.