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Parent/Caregiver Toolkits

To help parents and caregivers support students with distance learning, the Statistics in Schools program has developed four toolkits that provide tips, best practices, and instruction on how to use and adapt our activities and resources for at-home use. Each toolkit describes two types of materials — Quick and Easy Resources and Activities — so parents and caregivers can easily choose those appropriate for their preschool, elementary, middle and high school children. The toolkits contain everything you need to get started, including a teaching guide, student worksheet, a list of materials, and an estimate of how long each lesson takes.

Pre-K Toolkit

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This toolkit provides instruction on using fun and interactive resources and activities with counting, coloring, and animal themes to help young children with early learning skills. Through a storybook, song and videos, kids also learn why it’s important to count everyone – especially children – in a census.


Elementary School Toolkit

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This toolkit provides instruction on using resources and activities that build skills in subjects like history, math, geography, and English. With these activities, your elementary school children will interact with data tools, maps, and videos while learning the value of census statistics and why it's important for everyone to be counted in a census.


Middle School Toolkit

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This toolkit provides instruction on using resources and activities that enhance and invigorate learning across multiple subjects—while increasing statistical literacy and data-finding skills. With these activities, your middle school children will analyze historical data, use maps, and learn how population data affects congressional districts. They will also get a better understanding of how the data collected in the 2020 Census will impact their community.


High School Toolkit

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This toolkit provides instruction on using resources and activities specially designed to engage and prepare high school students for a data-driven world. With these activities, your teen will use data tools, maps, infographics and other resources to help them understand how data informs decision-making—from learning about reapportionment to examining career statistics. Each activity also explores the importance of a complete census count.


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