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Household Demographics in the Island Areas (Grades 3-4)

Household Demographics in the Island Areas (Grades 3-4)

Activity Description

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Students will learn about their island’s demographics, such as the total population, ethnic origin or race of island inhabitants, and languages spoken at home. Students will compare the demographics of their island to those of another island, drawing conclusions based on their findings. In addition, students will discuss the impact of the decennial census and why understanding demographic data enables the government to make better decisions for the people living on their island.

Suggested Grade Level

3-4

Approximate Time Required

40 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the term “diversity.”
  • Understand and appreciate cultural similarities and differences between themselves and their peers.
  • Compare and graph demographic data from across the Island Areas.
  • Draw their own conclusions based on collected information.
  • Understand the importance of the decennial census, and recognize that it provides important information about people on their island.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets
  • Board or chart paper printed with a Venn diagram

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