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The US Census

Famous Things

Int – High Int

Teens & Adults

Students will read a brief history of the US Census and discuss its functions. They will also learn how to express statistics using percentages. Includes a research task on data that the US government collects.

This lesson mentions enslaved people.

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  • statistic
  • data
  • tax
  • constitution
  • depiction
  • decennial
  • funding
  • real estate
  • undocumented
  • enumerator
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review
  • comprehension questions
  • census questions
  • statistics practice & research
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Census Questions A(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Census Questions B (Pair Activity)(Reference)
  • Statistics(Reference)
  • Statistics Prediction(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Statistics Research(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)