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Counting in My Home (Grades K-2)

Activity Description

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Students will learn who is counted in the decennial census and why it’s important that the government collect this data every 10 years. Students will compare family facts with others in their class as they complete their own informal class survey. Students will come to understand why it’s important that their community be counted accurately in the decennial census.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

30 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize and count numbers up to 100.
  • Compare quantities, using the terms “more than,” “less than,” and “equal to.”
  • Understand the concept of population and how the distribution of resources relates to the number of people living in a community.
  • Understand the importance of being counted in the decennial census.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets
  • Chart paper or blackboard or whiteboard with a writing utensil
  • Crayons or colored pencils


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