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Take your students on an online scavenger hunt, help them build a population pyramid, guide them to interesting facts about their state, and more. Use the tabs below to find age-appropriate, interactive activities.
Students will examine data of the number of immigrants to the United States, to create bar graphs and line graphs with appropriate scales.
Looking at Numbers of Births Using a Line Graph
After looking at census data, students will determine the birth years of children who were aged 8 through 11 in 2019.
Narratives and Names
Students will examine Census Bureau data on popular last names and complete a Quickwrite about their name and its history.
"I Have a Dream" – Learning About Martin Luther King Jr.
Analyze census data and graphs that demonstrate how lives of African-Americans were changed by Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Perceptions of a Place: Los Angeles, California
This activity will help students understand that people’s perceptions of the world are constantly changing with new experiences and information.
Examining Changes to the Environment Through Pictures and Data
Students will examine how human actions and population changes can affect the environment.
Scavenger Hunt: Where is Gina the Geographer?
Students will participate in an online scavenger hunt based on a story that a geographer named Gina has escaped to an undisclosed location.
Using Fractions to Compare Amusements Parks By States
Students will predict how many amusement parks are in their state.
Changes in My State
Students will learn about their state as they collect and organize business information using State Facts for Students, a U.S. Census Bureau data tool.
Native American Dwellings
Look at historical images to learn about three types of Native American dwellings.
Comparing My State
Students will compare data for two states using comparison symbols and both rounded and unrounded (exact) numbers.
The Place of My State
Students will use a U.S. Census Bureau data tool called State Facts for Students to analyze the population data of their state.
Learning About College Degrees and Lifetime Earnings
Students will analyze and compare census data on the earnings of people with different college majors.
Voting Trends in America, 1964-2014
Students will analyze bar and line graphs showing the percentages of people who voted in elections between 1964 and 2014.
Getting To Know Your Neighbor
To introduce demographic characteristics to students, teachers will help them create a
Play it Safe!
Students will learn how the U.S. Census Bureau helps emergency responders provide support during natural disasters.