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Race and Ethnicity in the Island Areas (Grades 7-8)

Race and Ethnicity in the Island Areas (Grades 7-8)

Activity Description

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With this worksheet, students will use data from the U.S. Census Bureau to develop a better understanding of the culture, races, and ethnicities on their island. Students will compare race and ethnicity data for their island with data from another island and recognize how Census Bureau data can be used to show the many differences within and across populations. Students will also learn the importance of the decennial census and why it’s imperative to get an accurate count in 2020.

Suggested Grade Level

7-8

Approximate Time Required

45 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Interpret and display data provided in a creative, visual way.
  • Compare and contrast the size of racial and ethnic populations between their island and another island.
  • Describe how census data is used by the government to show the many differences in a population.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets
  • Board or chart paper with a writing utensil for the teacher
  • Construction paper and coloring utensils (markers, colored pencils, etc.) for students

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