‘Statistics in Schools’ Program Brings Census and Skillbuilding to Classrooms
U.S. Census Bureau Enhances Learning Through ‘Statistics in Schools’ for K-12 Classrooms
The U.S. Census Bureau released their Statistics in Schools program for K-12 teachers and students. This program can help students develop statistical skills and analytical methods of thinking at an early age. The program offers free online activities and other resources in geography, history, math and sociology.
The Bureau will add Statistics in Schools activities and resources throughout the summer, with more than 100 events planned for the upcoming academic year. Some of the activities include “The Progressives and the 1920 Census” for high school history classes; “An Analysis of the Millennial Generation” for high school sociology classes; “Two-Way Tables — Walking and Bicycling to Work” for middle school math classes; and “Changes in My State” for elementary school math classes.
All materials are free and open to the public. In addition to downloadable activities and games, teachers can access the following resources on the Statistics in Schools website:
- Infographics and data visualizations.
- Information to help teachers explain Census Bureau data to students.
- Searchable data access tools.
For more information, visit www.census.gov/schools.