Lesson Plan

Grades 3-5

People Count

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1-3 days (Census taking); 40 minutes (in class)

SUBJECTS: Math, Social Studies

TOPICS: Counting Populations, Community Connections

Resource Overview

Students conduct a census of their schoolmates’ households, graph their data, and then analyze the results to make a decision in the community.

Students will be able to:
  • Conduct a census of their peers.
  • Organize collected data and use it to create a bar graph.
  • Analyze data to provide informed answers for questions about the business needs of a community.
  • Define what a census is and give examples of how it aids community planning.

Features of This Resource

  • Students collect, organize, graph 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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