The once-a-decade United States Census provides a 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 is offering free, teacher-designed resources at 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.
MEA is committed to ensuring a “Complete Count” for our state. Everything from federal funding for critical children’s resources to Michigan’s representation in Congress depends on an accurate count of residents. Visit mea.org/census for resources and updates.