U.S. Census Learning Activity
Social Studies/Math: U.S. Census--Study of
Data, Maps, and Information
Also, Check Out the Census
FIND THE ANSWERS
TO THESE QUESTIONS, AND REPORT BACK TO THE CLASS IN A FORMAT
THAT YOU CHOOSE:
Written, Poster/Illustrated, Demonstrations (talking
presentation) or other as you would like to do. Let the
teacher know what you would like to do.
A Question-Guide to learn about the
Census of 2010
Print a Copy Here
List and describe the "4" main data areas of the U.S. Census on
it's 10-year census form.
Use the U.S. Census Fact Finder
for these questions.
and describe the 8 Specific Profiles of General Characteristics
What decade had the greatest growth in U.S. History? How much did it
grow from the previous decade?
Rate of Growth from the previous Decade:________________
Fact Finder [at
Find popular facts (population, income,
etc.) and frequently requested data about your community. Enter a
state, county, city, town, or zip code.
Record the percentages of the 2010
census population by age sub-groups.
How many people were in Charleston in 2010? Why
are the number so high for the
younger age levels?
What is the percentage of people in your County, 25 years or
older, with at least a high school diploma?
are the top ten ancestries for Charleston, Illinois? Why
do you think Charleston, Illinois has such diversity?
percentage of adults over 18 years of age are Veterans of the
How many people are in the U.S.A. as of today's date?
to the U.S. Census Kids Link for the answer.
Why do you think our government (through the U.S. Census Bureau)
gathers information on households in the US?
Do you think people should have to provide this information to
Take the quizzes on the U.S. Census Service. See how much
you know about the U.S. Census.
Go to State
and find the answers for these two questions:
Question # 11-- What are the population estimates for
July-- 2005, 2010, 2015,
2020, 2025, 2030? (Make a table to display the
increases) Include the U.S. total population and
Illinois population estimates for each year.
Go to Fast Facts for Congress
and find out what the Congressional District is for your own
Go to FOREIGN TRADE
and find this information:
What is the Foreign Trade Deficit?
for a definition. Words used to define trade deficit are
balance, import, export. What do these words mean?
What is the Trade Deficit for August, 2005;__________________
Trade deficit for October, 2005_____________________
Question #14-- How does a high trade
deficit effect our countries economy?
CHECK OUT The Little House in the Census
to see the actual census pages for Laura
Ingalls Wilder and her family.
"By the Light of the Fire"
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