Diversity: Differences in Communities

Using census data, the class finds the percentages of three diversity categories for four states and compare them. With the assistance of a 10 X 10 grid, pupils create visual representations of a comparison between two states on one category. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide an explanation on how to interpret percents as portions of one hundred
  • Lead a discussion on ways communities and schools are diverse and what that means to individuals
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must know how to compare numbers
  • Comparison of percents may be too advanced for third and fourth graders

  • Includes a link to easily find data for the class's home state
  • Contains timing suggestions for the lesson

Common Core