The once-a-decade United States Census provides an fascinating teachable moment for students of all grade levels, intersecting social studies, mathematics and other disciplines in concrete ways.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program offers free, teacher-designed resources at www.census.gov/schools that connect with various academic areas, including math, geography, history and more. There are resources specific to the 2020 Census (broken down by grade-level, including pre-K and English Language Learner targeted information), as well as engaging state-by-state facts, videos and maps to help engage students.
There are also tools to help you get involved in the 2020 Census and be an advocate for ensuring a complete count for Michigan next year.
If you’re interested in staying up-to-date on new resources, you can sign up for the Census Bureau’s email list at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCENSUS/subscriber/new?topic_id=USCENSUS_11940.