Introduction to U.S. Census Data

Author(s)
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman
Learning Goals

Skill
Using software to access and analyze census data
Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs
Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts
Substance
Use different tools to analyze Census Data and how it describes your area

Context for Use

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores multiple topics describing the area where an individual student resides.

Description and Teaching Materials

http://ssdan.net/sites/default/files/exercises_doc_0.57270400.doc_x000D_
http://ssdan.net/sites/default/files/exercises_pdf_0.38025500.pdf

Assessment

http://ssdan.net/datacounts/modules_assessment.html_x000D_

This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.
Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses American FactFinder, Claritas and Census 2000 data to guide students through different data manipulation tools.

References and Resources

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/benefo_demography_index.shtml