2020 Census: Make Sure Your Students Know They Count
March 05, 2020
From the allocation of $675 billion in federal funding to determining how the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are divided among the 50 states, the 2020 Census will have a big impact on youth for years to come. That’s why it’s so important that we teach students why participation in the census really matters.
Here are two new resources to help you teach what the census is, and why getting counted matters.
Plug into Power Infographic
Use this printable infographic to show students the many ways the data collected during the decennial census is used and how powerful its impact is on their local communities.
Get Counted! Lesson
In this lesson, students learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the census. They’ll explore the importance of being informed and how census data continues to have an impact long after the count.
As a partner of the U.S. Census Bureau and their Stats in Schools program, we encourage you to explore their curated resources for K-12th grade students, including maps, storybooks, modified activities for English language learners, and take home flyers.
Students can make a real difference by making sure they’re counted in the 2020 Census, and that others in their communities are counted, too.