Lesson Plan

Grades 3-5

People Count

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Math, Social Studies

TOPICS: Counting Populations, Community Connections

Resource Overview

Students conduct a census of their schoolmates’ households and then chart and analyze the data to create a bar graph.

Students will be able to:
  • Define what a census is and explain why it’s important.
  • Conduct a census of their peers.
  • Collect and analyze demographic data.
  • Create a bar graph of collected data and interpret results.
  • Give examples of how census information can aid in community planning.

Features of This Resource

  • Students collect, organize and analyze their own data sets
  • Fun census lesson plan for elementary grades
  • Opportunity for students to practice speaking with adults and asking guided questions

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