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Diversity: Languages at Home

Activity Description


Students will learn about the differences among students in a classroom, focusing on students’ homes and the languages spoken in their homes. To help students understand how communities thrive with a broad diversity of residents, this worksheet focuses on simple data points that show the different languages spoken at home across the country.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

30 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize and count numbers up to 100.
  • Understand the concept of a survey.
  • Compare quantities using the terms “more than,” “less than,” and “equal to.”
  • Understand why it’s important that they are counted in the decennial census.

Materials Required

  • An interactive whiteboard or a projector to display Activity Item: Languages Spoken at Home
  • Option to print out the data chart if technology is not available in the classroom
  • Printed student worksheet
  • Chart paper and a writing utensil
  • A world map


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