Using State Facts for Students, a data access tool from the U.S. Census Bureau, students will explore data about their state and voice their opinions on how the population has changed over time. Students will work in small groups to share their opinions, practicing oral communication and small-group discussion skills.
A computer with Internet access for each student is optional.
This activity uses the following online tool:
Students will create hypotheses that could explain changes in census data.
Students will analyze census data for their state, focusing on changes in the data over time.