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Featured Activity: Exploring Questions for the 2020 Census

Featured Activity: Exploring Questions for the 2020 Census

Activity Description


This worksheet focuses on how the decennial census benefits students, their families, and their communities, highlighting why participation is important. Use this worksheet in your classroom as a starting point or introduction to the decennial census. For students in grades seven and eight, this worksheet focuses on the questions from the 2020 Census and why each question is important.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

45 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze text and draw conclusions in order to conduct a short research project.
  • Create a visual representation of written information.
  • Support claims with logical reasoning and evidence.
  • Identify the impact of the decennial census on their community and why that impact is important.

Materials Required

  • Paper, markers, and any other materials available to create a poster or infographic
  • Printed student worksheets
  • A projector or screen to display the 2010 Demographic Profile Data available at the end of the teacher version. Teachers may print out the data table if technology is unavailable.


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