Using Census Data to Explore Race and Ethnicity

Author(s)
Sandra Apgar, Sinclair Community College
Learning Goals

Skill_x000D_
Demonstrate ability to state a hypothesis_x000D_
Interpret segregation exposure and dissimilarity index_x000D_
Define key concepts_x000D_
Interpret data presented in table and graphic form_x000D_
Demonstrate ability to use the sociological perspective_x000D_
Substance_x000D_
To discuss the topics of:_x000D_
Race_x000D_
Ethnicity_x000D_
Census data_x000D_
Metropolitan area_x000D_
City data_x000D_
Segregation_x000D_
Dissimilarity indices_x000D_
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.

Description and Teaching Materials

http://ssdan.net/sites/default/files/CensusDatatoExploreRaceEthnicity.p…http://ssdan.net/sites/default/files/CensusDatatoExploreRaceEthnicity.d…

Assessment

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

Students will interpret CensusScope data regarding segregation exposure and the dissimilarity index from a sociological perspective.
Teaching Notes and Tips

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.

References and Resources

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