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Lesson Plans — Please check back often for new Census in Schools' lessons and information to help teachers and students learn about the importance of the 2010 Census.

Teaching Ideas — Ideas for you to incorporate census information into the classroom. History, graphing, collecting and understanding data, and more!

What High School Teachers Need to Know [PDF] High School teachers, the Census Bureau has written a handbook just for you on how to understand and use American Community Survey data.

History of the U.S. Census — Learn how the census has changed from the first census of 1790 to the upcoming Census 2010.

Facts for Features — Share little known tidbits of information with your students. A compilation of facts about special days including anniversaries and observances such as Women's History month, Cinco de Mayo, Back to School, and more.

Distribution of U.S. Cities: 1790 to 2000 — Discussing history or geography? Share with your students a series of 22 maps showing changes in the size and distribution of American cities between 1790 and 2000.

QuickFacts — Quick, easy access to facts for students and teachers to learn about people, business, and geography for the nation or your state, county, or large city.

Broadcast, Photo, and Radio Services — Easy-to-access research opportunities include photos and videos as well as Profile America, a popular, daily, 60-second, bilingual feature with stories celebrating key observances or monthly commemorations using information collected by the Census Bureau.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Office of External Engagement (OEE) | 1-301-763-6590 | Last Revised: August 24, 2012