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Featured Activity: Population Change Over Time

Featured Activity: Population Change Over Time

Activity Description


This featured worksheet focuses on how the decennial census benefits students, their families, and their communities, highlighting why participation is important. For third and fourth grade students, this worksheet focuses on basic concepts such as what the Census Bureau does and how the census helps the students’ community.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

35 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify trends in data over time.
  • Draw conclusions from data in a table or graphic.
  • Make predictions based on data.
  • Understand the connection between population and the distribution of resources within their community.
  • Understand why it’s important that they are counted in the decennial census.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets


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