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Statistics in Schools: History Activities

STEM principles are not limited to science classrooms, as exemplified by this curriculum featured in the 09-20-2019 Scout Report that combines statistics, data analysis, and history lessons. The U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program "brings school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau statistics." This collection of classroom history and social studies activities features well-developed activity plans for K-12 students, each focused on a specific topic. The home page highlights some 2020 Resources, "activities designed specifically to spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children." Additionally, activities are broadly grouped into grade-level appropriate subjects: elementary grades (e.g. "Jamestown - Factors Affecting Population Change, 1630-1700"), middle school (e.g. "Where Should I Live? Using U.S. Census Bureau Data to Make Decisions"), and high school (e.g. "19th Century Immigration - Causes & Effects"). The webpage for each activity gives a description, states the time and materials required, and provides a list of learning objectives. Some activities also take advantage of the Census Bureau's interactive digital tools, such as QuickFacts. Each lesson includes attractively designed and downloadable PDFs of teacher and student versions of the activity.
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Date of Scout Publication
November 6th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
September 13th, 2019 at 11:52am
Date Of Record Release
September 17th, 2019 at 8:07am
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