Use these lesson plans, worksheets and activities to teach students about the census.
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Every year, the United States Constitution calls for a census to be conducted. A census is an official count of all the residents in the United States. This information is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and also determines how the federal funds are distributed throughout the United States.
This year, the census is wrapped in controversy, as President Trump wished to ask questions about census participants' citizenship. The Supreme Court determined that this question could not be asked, however, and a federal judge issued an order to definitively stop the question from being asked on the 2020 census.
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In these lesson plans, activities and handouts, students will use census data to solve problems.
Use the resources below to teach your students about the upcoming census in 2020, and how the question of citizen and non-citizen became so important.
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