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Bring your classroom to life with real world data. Select an activity that supplements what you are currently teaching in subjects including English, Math, Geography and History.
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Statistics in Schools activities are based on relevant education standards and guidelines that outline the foundational knowledge and skills students should have at certain levels.
Statistics in Schools is a free Census Bureau program that uses the data to create resources for K-12 students in a variety of subjects.

Worksheets: Grades 9-12

Worksheets: Grades 9-12

Direct students to data that helps them dive deeper into topics such as women in the workforce, immigration patterns, changes in family structure, and the link between education and income. Use the tabs below to find age-appropriate, interactive activities. Corresponding teachers' guides are available for each activity.

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"To Kill a Mockingbird": An Introduction to 1930s America
Students will learn about the setting of Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and write a piece using the RAFT technique.
19th Century Immigration - Causes & Effects
Students will examine and interpret a population chart published in 1898 as well as an 1893 political cartoon about immigration.
Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset - Using Census Data for Business
Students will use the Census Business Builder data access tool to gather and analyze information that entrepreneurs may consider when opening a business.
Analyzing Correlations of Education and Income
Explore maps containing census data from 1950 through 2000.
Analyzing Relationships: Marriage, Divorce, and Linear Regression
Students will examine census data on marriage and divorce rates for women and men in each state and the District of Columbia.
Antebellum Economy - Understanding Employment in 1850
Students will examine a table of 1850 Census data on employment to understand the professions of free men across the United States at the time.
Applying Correlation Coefficients
Students will use state and regional unemployment data for various education levels to create scatter plots and calculate correlation coefficients.
Census in Counties
Students will analyze a variety of county-level census data in histograms to compare and contrast the shapes of their distributions.
Commuting to Work: Box Plots, Central Tendency, Outliers
Students will calculate various measures of central tendency using data on the number of people who bike to work in select states.
Describing and Comparing Data Distributions
Students will use data to compare and contrast the distributions of variables in graphs, analyzing the shape, center, and spread of each.
Differences in Earnings Across Sex and Educational Attainment
Students will interpret box plots and be able to make claims based on median earnings and educational attainment data of men and women aged 25 years or older.
Exploring 19th-Century Child Labor Laws in the United States
Examine historical photographs and a data table related to 19th-century industrialization and child labor.
Exploring Federal Policy About Native Americans in the Late 1800s
Students will examine three primary sources to understand the lives of young Native Americans during this time in history.
Geographic Mobility in the United States - 1920-1950
Students will examine maps to explore changes in population density in the United States during three decades.
Maps and Graphs - Exploring the U.S. Island Territories
Students will examine data from the 1990–2010 censuses on population changes in the U.S. island territories.
Median Income Patterns in the United States
Students will examine, and make comparisons using, a data visualization of median household incomes by U.S. county.
Post-Civil War: Regional Shifts in U.S. Population by Age and Sex
Students will examine population pyramids of 1850–1870 census data for different races/ethnicities and for the states and territories.
Post-World War II Globalization - U.S. Citizens Living Overseas
Students will analyze the 1950 Census form for Americans living overseas and 1910–1990.
The Missouri Compromise - A Primary Source Analysis
Students will examine tables of data from the 1820 Census to understand the implications of the Missouri Compromise, specifically in Maine and Missouri.
The Modern Family
Students will learn why families are important social institutions and how family structures, household sizes, and living arrangements have changed.
Trends in Congressional Apportionment
High school students will examine a 2010 Census brief to understand the apportionment process.
Using Interactive Maps to Interpret U.S. Territorial Expansion
Students will explore an interactive data visualization of state-by-state population growth as measured by the decennial censuses of 1790 through 2010.
Using the Decennial Census to Draw Conclusions About American Life
Students will examine questions from 1940, 1960, and 2010 census questionnaires to analyze socioeconomic changes in the U.S. population.
What Role Does Geography Play in the Census?
Students will learn about and review key geography and census terms.
Women in the Workforce 1940-2010
Students will examine graphs on education, earnings, and workforce participation for men and women between 1940 and 2010.
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