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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.
Increase the data literacy of your students with resources that display data in fun ways. Choose from monthly Fun Facts, 5-Minute Challenge warm-up activities, maps, videos and more.
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.

Historical Documents and Images

Historical Documents and Images

1850 Census Cartoon - “Filling Up the Census Paper”
A cartoon featured in the July 1851 Harper's New Monthly Magazine.
1850 Census Questionnaire with Henry Clay’s Enumeration
This example of a filled-in questionnaire from the 1850 Census shows the enumeration of statesman Henry Clay.
Chiricahua Apache Children Upon Arrival at Carlisle Indian School
This historical photograph taken at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School shows Chiricahua Apache children at the time of their arrival in November 1886.
Excerpt of Congressional Remarks During the Census Debate
This image shows an excerpt of congressional remarks during the Census debate.
Photo: The 1937 Unemployment Census
A photo of the 1937 unemployment census.
Population of the United States – 1790 to 1800
This map displays the population density of the United States according to the 1790 and 1800 Censuses.
Remarks by James Madison on the Bill for the 1790 Census
This document contains remarks by James Madison (then a Member of Congress) during the debate on the bill for the 1790 Census.
Signatures to the “Declaration of Sentiments”
The “Signatures to the Declaration of Sentiments” is a document signed by 100 of the attendees (68 women and 32 men) of the convention.
The Census Act of 1790
The original act which provided for the very first taking of the census in 1790, which was passed during the 2nd Session of the First Congress in March of 1790.
The North Star Editorial – “The Rights of Women”
The North Star, published an editorial on the intersection of the women’s rights and abolitionist movements.
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