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Activity Description


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

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

35 minutes

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 decennial census.

Materials Required


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