The Census Bureau provides a variety of data tools that allow students and teachers to see customized data on housing, population, age, sex, race, ethnicity, geographic location, and much more. The activities below are based on these data tools and allow teachers to utilize the tools in a classroom activity.
Where Should I Live? Using U.S. Census Bureau Data to Make Decisions
Students will use the U.S. Census Bureau’s QuickFacts data access tool to examine information about three cities.
The Art of Persuasion: Using Census Data to Influence Others
Students will incorporate information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s QuickFacts data access tool into an advertisement for a city of their choice.
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.
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.
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.
Using Fractions to Compare Amusements Parks By States
Students will predict how many amusement parks are in their state.
Comparing My State
Students will compare data for two states using comparison symbols and both rounded and unrounded (exact) numbers.
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.
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.