Exploring Appalachian Poverty in Ohio

Author(s)
Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College
Learning Goals

Skill:_x000D_
After the completion of this module, the learner should be able to:_x000D_
Explain the difference between correlation and causation._x000D_
Define the key concepts._x000D_
Create a bar chart and interpret it._x000D_
Substance:_x000D_
Discuss the correlations between living in an Appalachian county in Ohio and various indicators of poverty.

Context for Use

Students in this sociology class will role play as members of the governor’s office to inform the Governor of many of the problems facing children in the United States and the State of Ohio. Data analysis pertaining to hunger, poverty, crime, health, and education are included as multiple resources for data, in addition to KidsCount, are used._x000D_

Description and Teaching Materials

Exercises: http://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/files/sp/ssdan/examples/exercises_…_x000D_
Grading Rubric: http://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/files/sp/ssdan/examples/grading_ru…

Assessment

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules_assessment.html

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on KidsCount!. KidsCount is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data._x000D_
Kidscount: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/

References and Resources

http://www.ssdan.net/content/kids-count-classroomhttp://www.childrensdefense.org/_x000D_
http://www.teenpregnancy.org/_x000D_
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/_x000D_
http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu_x000D_
http://www.kidscount.org_x000D_
Original Archive Module:http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/rowell_appalachia_index.s…