- About NCHE
- Professional Learning
- News & Blog
November 18, 2021 | by Kimberley Glascoe, U.S. Census Bureau Statistics in Schools
Did you know that 83% of the District of Columbia’s population is age 18 and over? Utah has the largest population (29%) under the age of 18. Find out how your state has changed over the past 10 years by diving into the latest data from the 2020 Census and exploring activity ideas you can use with your K-12 students!
Activities for Middle and High School Students
Middle and high school students can discover more data nuggets like the ones above on our new state profile pages. These pages showcase all the key population characteristics of your state and county in one place. Through interactive maps for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, each page provides students a snapshot of change over the past decade, alongside key highlights on population, race and ethnicity, the under 18 and adult population, and more.
Activities for Elementary Students
Elementary students can learn about their state with our online data access tool, State Facts for Students. This fan-favorite has been updated with the latest available census data, and it helps students discover information about their state’s population from 1910–2020, geography, businesses, and history. They will be able to examine and compare data about children their own age and other fun facts about their state such as the capital city, the number of ice cream makers, or amusement parks. There are also seven updated activities for elementary students that use this resource!
Teaching with census data can give your students a deeper understanding of historic events like the Missouri Compromise, and other social studies topics like voting trends in America. Explore more free K-12 history/social studies resources to use in your classroom by visiting the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools website!
The Statistics in Schools (SIS) program shows teachers the wide range of information and data available to supplement what they are teaching in history/social studies. Our K-12 activities and resources use real-life data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and corresponding teachers' guides are available for each activity.
Teachers who are interested in learning more about our Teacher Ambassador Program can visit our Web site to learn more about becoming an SIS Ambassador.
Kimberley Glascoe, at the U.S. Census Bureau Statistics in Schools, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories.
National Council for History Education
13940 Cedar Road, #393
University Heights, OH 44118