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Census 2010

Census2010_Red.jpgCensuses are a wonderful snapshot of the population of the United States, They offer a treasure trove of demographic and social information that facilitates discussion of many historical and contemporary topics in social studies classes.
For the 2010 Census, all U.S. households should by now have received a census form with 10 questions about the number of people living in the household on April 1, as well as their gender, age and race.

Here are three articles on the census from recent NCSS publications.

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More Census Resources

Check out the following sites and web pages.

U.S. Census Bureau


Scholastic’s website offers information, lesson plans and resources developed in cooperation with the U.S. Census Bureau

In-depth historical and contemporary lesson plans for middle and high school students are available on the PBS website, Their topics include the use of census data to examine slavery, westward expansion in the 19th century, urban growth, immigration, and the racial and ethnic distribution of the U.S. population.

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