Teachers have just come out of a tough year teaching in virtual or hybrid-learning settings because of the pandemic. Even though COVID-19 vaccines are more widely available for ages 12 and older, educators have used their summer break to prep for both a return to classrooms in the fall and continued remote teaching.
And the Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program is here to help with a variety of new, free activities designed to improve students’ statistical literacy.
The SIS program strives to be relevant and in step with the issues of the day by providing classroom activities that teach students the purpose and importance of Census Bureau data like those used for apportionment.
“One of the goals of our program is to help students understand the importance of the Census Bureau and the data it collects,” says Victoria Glasier, branch chief in the Statistics in Schools Branch at the Census Bureau. “We would like them to make the connection that their local communities depend on information from the Census Bureau to decide where schools, hospitals and other important services are needed.”
Continue reading to learn more about:
- New SIS resources
- Classroom activities
- Interactive apportionment map
- Other new SIS resources and activities
- Back-to-school preparations