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Languages Spoken in My Island Area (Grades 5-6)

Languages Spoken in My Island Area (Grades 5-6)

Activity Description

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Students will explore census data on the languages that are most frequently spoken at home on their island. Students will consider why it is important for the government to know what languages are spoken where they live.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

45 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Draw conclusions based on their island’s language data.
  • Understand the importance of including language questions on the census.
  • Calculate percentages from the data provided.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets


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