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Protecting Your Privacy: U.S. Census Confidentiality
In this U.S. Census learning exercise, students read about the confidentiality of the census, answer true/false questions and create a poster that explains how privacy is protected.
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Analyzing the News
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New $1 Coins Honor U.S. Presidents
Elementary schoolers examine money, then read a news article about new coins being produced by the U.S. Mint. The teacher introduces the article with samples of American money and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Tricking the Tally-man and the First U.S. Census
Fifth graders explore population by reading a story with their classmates. In this U.S. Census lesson plan, 5th graders read the story Tricking the Tally-man by Jacqueline Davies and discuss the purpose of conducting a nation wide...
5th Social Studies & History
200 Years and Counting: How the U.S. Census Tracks Social Trends
Students examine the process of census taking in the United States. In this "200 Years and Counting" activity, students examine the data collection process, look at an example of a census form, analyze data, and learn what the...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
A Time for Justice
The Academy Award-winning documentary A Time for Justice launches a unit that examines America's civil rights movement. Class members examine key events and participants in the movement and consider how the civil rights movement changed...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson 1: Map Data and the Census
Students learn about the history of the census. In this U. S. Census lesson plan, students develop an understanding about how the United States Constitution grants and distributes power and discover how the spatial organization of...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History