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Do your students know that the 2020 Census is underway? Bring the message home with this letter.

SIS Week: Everyone Counts!

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March 2-6, 2020

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Join the movement to make sure every child is counted in the 2020 Census by taking part in Statistics in Schools Week: Everyone Counts! This weeklong series of fun classroom activities is provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program to educate students about the importance of the once-a-decade count.

As a key part of this week, we are asking every teacher in the country to distribute the SIS take-home flyer to every student in their school on the final day of SIS Week, March 6. This flyer, available in English and 12 additional languages, explains to adults the importance of the 2020 Census and how to count every child in their home.

 

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Daily Theme Resources and Materials

Click below to access each day’s resources and materials:

 

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Monday: What Is the 2020 Census?

Introduce the 2020 Census to each grade level by using our featured activity.

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Tuesday: Apportionment

Use SIS materials to teach students about congressional apportionment and its connection to the decennial census. Students in grades K-2 can create and conduct a survey.

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Wednesday: Diversity Collage

Show how census questions highlight the country’s diversity by assembling and sharing a collage that highlights diversity in your classroom.

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Thursday: Virtual Field Trip to the U.S. Census Bureau

Take students on a virtual field trip to the U.S. Census Bureau to learn more about how census data is collected and used.

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Friday: Shape My Community’s Future

Ask students to reflect on what they want to see in their future. On this day, send the SIS take-home flyer home with all your students.

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SIS Week Resources

Help spread the word about SIS Week by downloading the flyers and partner toolkit below. Share these resources with educators, partners, and education leaders to get them involved.

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