Center of Population

This Center of Population assessment also includes:

Let the resource take center stage in a lesson on population density. Scholars use provided historical data on the center of the US population to see how it shifted over time. They plot the data on a spreadsheet to look the speed of its movement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with a geography or social studies teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires an atlas and measuring tools
  • Pupils should be familiar with spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of trigonometric functions is necessary
  • Inputting all values into a spreadsheet may take some time
Pros
  • Provides an answer key with professional-looking graphs
  • Gives printable worksheet for the task
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Common Core