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

Constitution Day

Component ID: #ti974509804

Activity Description

A drawing of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia

Students will learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and Constitution Day, with a focus on how the census is called for in the Constitution and why it is conducted every 10 years.

Component ID: #ti1492682191

Suggested Grade Level

5-6

Component ID: #ti1746059440

Approximate Time Required

35 minutes

Component ID: #ti442054582

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Develop skills such as critical thinking, evaluation, listening, and speaking.
  • Determine the central ideas of a primary source.
  • Evaluate details in order to determine key ideas.
  • Use textual evidence to support how census data affects funding for their community.
  • Understand why it is important to get an accurate count in the 2020 Census.

Component ID: #ti2070526955

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets

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