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U.S. Census Learning Activity

Social Studies/Math:  U.S. Census--Study of Data, Maps, and Information

Also, Check Out the Census Glossary

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

 

Other Resources:

 

POPULATION PROJECTIONS QUICK-LOOK

 

U.S. POPClock
Projection


African American Population in America

U.S. Population Facts

 

 

 


CIA World Factbook

 

10 Most Populated Countries in the World--Data

 

 

 

Question #1-- 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.  Go Here.

1.                                                                  2.


3.                                                                  4.

 

Question #2-- List and describe the 8 Specific Profiles of General Characteristics information gathered. 


Question #3-- What decade had the greatest growth in U.S. History?  How much did it grow from the previous decade? 


Decade:_________________  Rate of Growth from the previous Decade:________________

 
Question #4-- Go to Fact Finder [at http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml]

Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.  Enter a state, county, city, town, or zip code.

A. Record the percentages of the 2010 census population by age sub-groups. 

 
B. How many people were in Charleston in 2010?  Why are the number so high for the younger age levels? 

 
Question #5--  What is the percentage of people in your County, 25 years or older, with at least a high school diploma?   Go Here.

 
Question #6--
 What are the top ten ancestries for Charleston, Illinois?  Why do you think Charleston, Illinois has such diversity?  Go Here.

 
Question #7--  What percentage of adults over 18 years of age are Veterans of the U.S. military?  Go Here.

 
Question #8-- How many people are in the U.S.A. as of today's date?  
Go Here.


Question #9--
  Go 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?


 

YOUR OPINION:
Do you think people should have to provide this information to our government?
  

 
Question #10--
Take the quizzes on the U.S. Census Service.  See how much you know about the U.S.  Census. Go Here.


Questions #11-12-- Go to State Quicklinks 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.

 

Question #12--  Go to Fast Facts for Congress and find out what the Congressional District is for your own address.



Question #13-- Go to FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS  and find this information:

What is the Foreign Trade Deficit?  

 

Question #14-- Go here for a definition.  Words used to define trade deficit are balance, import, export.  What do these words mean?

 

Question #15-- 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?

 

Question #15-- CHECK OUT The Little House in the Census to see the actual census pages for Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family.

 


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