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View Resource Census in Schools : US Census 2000

The US Census has developed this Website to facilitate K-12 teachers and students in using the Census to learn about map literacy, community involvement, and managing data. Approaching the Census as an opportunity to learn both civics and basic skills, the site offers detailed, well-thought out lessons engaging students with the processes involved in designing, collecting, and understanding the...
View Resource Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder

This site from the US Census Bureau is another recent example of its ongoing effort to raise civic consciousness concerning the history and value of the decennial headcount. The site asks students to examine online documents from the 1880 and 1900 census to track the geographic and, to some extent, personal changes in the Wilder family. Questions encourage students to use critical thinking to...
View Resource 2010 Census

Policy analysts, mayors, government officials, and many others are anxiously awaiting the results of the 2010 Census. It's not taking place for a few years, but the U.S. Census Bureau has already created this website to provide information to a wide range of interested parties and stakeholders. On the homepage, visitors can learn about the nuts and bolts of the Census, read about the "Census in...
View Resource Working Papers: U.S. Census Bureau

Let's face it: there's a dizzying amount of data out there. The United States Census Bureau offers up a range of thoughtful working papers that attempt to make sense of this data. The Bureau's researchers produce these papers that cover everything from "Why Firms Fragment Production Across Locations" to the relationship between science and engineering education and employment in STEM occupations....