You will gain some experience describing and analyzing simple descriptive statistical information._x000D_
You will learn the US Census is a good source of information about the characteristics of the population living in different parts of the country._x000D_
You will learn that you can get data on states and cities, as well as the United States as a whole, from the Census._x000D_
You will learn that there are practical uses for the information about the characteristics of the population of a given region.
This exercise was developed for use in an lower-level sociology course that focuses on demographics. For this exercise, students will play the role of consultants and policymakers as they examine datasets pertaining to geography and income level. There are three different versions of this module, each with a different scenario.
This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on CensusScope.org. CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data.