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Adult ESL - What’s Next?

Activity Description


Adult students will learn how they can use census statistics to find information about different cities across the country. They will consider such factors as educational opportunities, which cities or states have the best job opportunities for people in particular professions, and the average salaries and median age in those professions.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

35 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze U.S. Census Bureau data to plan for their futures.
  • Understand how their recent responses to the U.S. census affect the country.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets
  • Computers with internet access for every student An additional option is to guide the class through this lesson, using a projector or smartboard at the front of the room.
  • If technology is not available at all in the classroom, teachers can select a sample city and print out the data from QuickFacts, or teachers can use the sample data provided at the end of this teacher’s guide.
  • The West and South Lead the Way ( subcounty-estimates.html)
  • QuickFacts (
  • The 15 Fastest-Growing Cities ( fastest-growing-cities.html)

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