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ERIC Number: EJ878509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
It's about Us: 2010 Census in Schools
Jefferson-Copeland, Renee
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v22 n4 p4-5 Mar-Apr 2010
For the past 60 years, the Census Bureau has enlisted the support of educators to bring to the community the message of the importance of a complete and accurate count of the population. The U.S. Census Bureau will deliver 2010 census questionnaires to every household in the United States in March 2010. The census questionnaire is composed of only 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. To assist in the preparation for this year's census, the Census Bureau has created a Census in Schools program called "2010 Census: It's About Us." The program provides educators with resources to teach the nation's students about the importance of civic responsibility through the use of national standards-based lessons involving math, geography, reading, and social studies. The program engages America's youth to help ensure that every child and every household member is counted in 2010. This article presents resources for teachers, describes a few outreach efforts to America, and explains the importance of the census. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States