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Statistics in Schools

found in: math; social studies; preK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12

Statistics in Schools provides cross-curricular, standards-aligned K-12 activities and other resources that use data from the United States Census Bureau. Standards are listed for math, history, geography, and sociology.

Activities can be browsed by subject or grade level. Each activity includes teacher notes.

In The History of the Telephone, a grade 2 activity, students learn about Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone, the telephone’s impact on the U.S. population, and ways the telephone has changed. Teacher and student versions can be downloaded. The student version has images that should be printed in color.

In Immigration Nation, students in grades 3-5 use immigration data to create bar and line graphs with appropriate scales and then analyze the graphs to draw conclusions.

In Mapping and Analyzing Race and Ethnicity, students in grades 8-12 use the Census Data Mapper to map and analyze the geographic distribution of race and ethnicity.

In Differences in Earnings Across Sex and Educational Attainment: Comparing Box Plots, 9th grade students interpret box plots that represent the national median earnings of men and women aged 25 and older whose highest levels of education are a high school diploma (or equivalent) or a bachelor’s degree.

In An Analysis of the Millennial Generation10-12th grade students analyze and evaluate data that reveal social changes to discover how millennials differ from other generations.

Resources are for teachers and students and include tools, documents, videos, diagrams & tables, maps, visualizations, articles, reports, fun facts, warm-up activities, and games. The section on maps includes a Teacher’s Guide: Analyzing Maps that provides activities to develop student map skills.


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