Community Resource Planning


Sandra Apgar, Sinclair Community College

Learning Goals


  • Demonstrate ability to state a hypothesis
  • Interpret segregation exposure and dissimilarity index
  • Define key concepts
  • Interpret data presented in table and graphic form
  • Demonstrate ability to use the sociological perspective

To discuss the topics of:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Census data
  • Metropolitan area
  • City data
  • Segregation
  • Dissimilarity indices
  • Segregation exposure inde
Context for Use

This activity is used in an introductory sociology class class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race and ethnicity in Ohio.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data.