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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 have teaching materials for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mother’s Day, Graduation Season, Teacher Appreciation Week, and more.

Additional Resources for Special Events in May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Kahoot! Game

Continue the celebration for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with our Kahoot! game!

Graduation Season

Hats off, graduates! May marks the beginning of graduation season across the United States. Explore more about potential careers with our Earnings by Occupation warm-up activity. Students will get to review median earnings of full-time workers by sex and occupation as they ponder future careers. 

May 1 to May 7 – National Small Business Week


Celebrate National Small Business Week with our high school data tools activity, Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset – Using Census Data for Business. For this activity, students use the Census Business Builder tool to gather and analyze information that entrepreneurs may consider when opening a business. Help spark your students’ interest in becoming a business owner one day!

May 2 to May 6 – Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers, we appreciate all that you do to help shape the minds of today’s youth. Inspire your students to further their education with our warm-up activity, A Higher Degree. This activity gives students the chance to examine and analyze the educational attainment of U.S. adults and how it’s changed over the years.

May 20 – National Bike to Work Day

Do you bike to work or know someone who does? In case you didn’t know, May 20 is National Bike to Work Day! Celebrate by sharing our math activity, Two-Way Tables — Walking and Bicycling to Work, with your middle school students. For this activity, students compare data about how men and women in two different cities use nonmotorized transportation to get to work.  

May 21 – Armed Forces Day

Looking for ways to observe Armed Forces Day with your students? Check out our warm-up activity, Honoring Those Who Served. For this activity, students identify states with the largest and smallest percentages of veterans and analyze the data to find possible trends.


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