Teach About the U.S. Census

“The 2010 Census in Schools: It’s About Us” program is designed to provide K–12 students with information about the importance of the 2010 Census. Program brochures were sent to all grade 9–12 principals, social studies department chairs, and school service coordinators during the summer of 2009. At the Census in Schools Web site, teachers can find lesson plans and teaching kits and access free products including a monthly newsletter, maps, and historical data for teaching about the census. There are coloring pages, quizzes, word finds, and other activities for grades K-5. S
tudents can take a quiz to test their census knowledge or learn facts about how going to college can affect their future salary. They can also learn about the importance of census data and how it affects the world.