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Do your students know that the 2020 Census is underway? Bring the message home with this letter.


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Activity Description

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Students will learn about what congressional apportionment is, how it works, why it’s important, and how it relates to the decennial census.

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Suggested Grade Level


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Approximate Time Required

35 minutes

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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret data in a graph, table, or other visual form.
  • Write responses that demonstrate understanding of a given set of data.
  • Use data from a table or graph to determine the rate of change.
  • Understand the difference between a popular vote and an electoral vote.
  • Make predictions based on historical data.
  • Understand the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census.

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