Tuesday, September 11, 2018

US Census Bureau: Educational Resources for the New School Year

Prepare for back to school with your students by utilizing our Back to School Fun Facts and Teaching Guide.


Educational Resources for the New School Year

The school year is now underway and to help students get back into the swing of things, explore these engaging resources offered by the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program. Teachers can use these materials as ice breakers or jump starters to the new school year.

Back to School Fun!

Did you know that about 77 million children and adults are enrolled in schools throughout the country?
Kick-off the year with our Back-to-School Fun Facts handout that shares interesting data on how our nation's students and teachers get ready for a return to the classroom. Download the student fact sheet and its complimentary teaching guide with suggested ideas for incorporating these data into activities at any grade level.


Back to School


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Thinking Caps On!
Getting back in the flow of school, after a long summer off, is quite a challenge. But, don't worry, we have the perfect resource to get students' thinking caps on. Take a look at our 5-minute: Warm-up Activities  that can be used at the beginning of class or when a short time-filler is needed. These quick activities give students the opportunity to look at real-life data from the Census Bureau to answer a few questions.


Degrees and Earnings
Mapping Out the Future
The new school year puts students one step closer to their future. As they begin to revisit thoughts of college, careers, and plans after high school completion, this Learning About College Degrees and Lifetime Earnings activity allows them to compare census data on the earnings of people with different college degrees. Help students map out their future with this inspiring math activity.


Data Driven World
And, the Award Goes to...
The video Preparing Students for a Data-Driven World won recognition for "Distinction" in the informational category from the 2018 Videographers Award. This video discusses how the Census Bureau has expanded its efforts to promote statistical literacy by providing real life data for the classroom with the Statistics in Schools program.
Teachers can use this video to demonstrate to students the importance of learning statistics for their future success.


About Statistics in Schools

The Statistics in Schools program provides resources for teaching and learning with real-life data. Educate your students about the value and everyday use of statistics. Visit census.gov/schools to learn more and explore standards-aligned, classroom ready activities.

This is an official email from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us (http://www.census.gov/about/contact-us.html).

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