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Exploring Questions on the Island Area Census (Grades 7-8)

Exploring Questions on the Island Area Census (Grades 7-8)

Activity Description


Students will explore the various types of questions that were asked on the 2020 Census in the Island Areas. Students will learn why each type of question is important and why it is so important for every person to be counted in the decennial census. Students will also consider what data is used to inform important decisions. This exercise will emphasize the impact of the decennial census on the students and their communities.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

50 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze text and draw conclusions to understand why specific questions on the census are important.
  • Create a visual representation of written information.
  • Identify how the government uses the data collected by the census to inform important decisions.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets
  • Paper, markers, and any other materials available to create a poste


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