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U.S. Census

These sites are about the U.S. census and the importance of census data. Find out how the data is collected, what information is collected, how the census is used and accessed, and how the data impact on where money is to be spent and benefits communities. Includes interactives, games, lesson plans, quizzes, and coloring pages. There are links to eThemes Resources on Democracy: Citizenship and Community Responsibility.


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This site includes links to teacher's guide: Census Map Puzzle Challenge, Census History Challenge, Census Classroom Challenge, printable puzzles, census games, and the "Everybody Counts!" storybook and coloring book.
This site includes links to the "It's About Us" Lesson focusing on the 2010 US Census; includes lessons according to age range.
Explore this interactive site to learn how to count census and find interesting facts collected from the census. Includes a quiz, coloring pages, and a memory game. NOTE: Flash is required for this site.
Watch a video clip talking about how census data can be used to benefit Americans such as budget allocations, emergency planning, and more. Includes a timeline for key dates.
Students use the Internet to find information on the census and how the census information is used by U.S. government agencies. NOTE: This site contains links to external sites.
This page has teaching ideas and lesson plans for teaching about the census in classrooms. NOTE: This site contains links to external sites.
Learn a little of what the 2010 U.S. Census has found about the rate of population growth, racial/ethnic makeup, and patterns of state and local population growth and decline. (Total running time: 5:12) NOTE: This video may be better served to inform teachers or older students than elementary students. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This brief video featuring Dora the Explorer explains a little about why it is important to include infants and children when filling out a census form. (Total running time: 0:49) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
These sites provide information about democracy. Learn about origin of democracy, the rights and responsibilities of government and citizens, and democracy process. Ideas for classroom activities, images, video clips, and audios are included. There are links to eThemes Resources on U.S. Presidents, Elections for Elementary Students, Elections for Upper Grades, Government: Democratic and Communist, and Jury Duty.

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