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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.

Monthly Highlights

Find monthly-themed activities and resources for use in your classroom or at home. They offer students an opportunity to learn about and work with Census Bureau data while celebrating  holidays, special observances, and current events specific to the month.

This month, we feature teaching materials for Computer Learning Month, International Day for Eradication of Poverty, World Teacher Day, Halloween, and more. 

September Resources

Additional Resources for Special Events in October

October 5 – World Teacher Day

It’s World Teacher Day! Learn the top benefits of the SIS program and its resources! To name a few, they’re free; were developed by teachers for teachers; use technology to teach statistics; and are designed to supplement your lesson plans. 



October 14 – National Dessert Day

Did you know there were 442 ice cream and frozen dessert makers in the United States in 2021 compared to 404 in 2010? The Census Bureau’s State Facts for Students tool shares kid-friendly data like each state’s total number of 8- to 14-year-olds, amusement parks and smartphone users.



October 16 – National Dictionary Day

Celebrate National Dictionary Day with our word find and crossword puzzle warm-up activities. Use these classic brain teasers to strengthen your students’ vocabulary and learn terms related to data we collect. These important data- related terms may inspire a future scientist and help improve civic literacy!



October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an observance recognized globally every year on October 17. Use our Poverty in America sociology activity to introduce students to Census Bureau data that can help them better understand poverty and identify changes in rates of U.S. poverty from the 1960s to 2020. 



October 29 – 1929 Stock Market Crash and Beginning of the Great Depression

Recognize this day with our To Kill a Mockingbird English activity that teaches students about the setting of the Harper Lee novel that took place during three years of the Great Depression. For this activity, students will look at Census Bureau unemployment data from the 1930s and use it to make inferences about the book’s setting, plot and conflict in the novel




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Page Last Revised - September 28, 2023
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