Featured Activity: Population Change Over Time

Keep track of a state's population. After a brief discussion on how population data is used for funding, individuals look at population changes over time. Pupils find the population of two states using three different censuses. They then create graphs of their data and analyze how the populations have changed over time.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a short discussion on what percent changes mean
  • Find the population for your city and compare it to the state count over the same time frame
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with graphing data
Pros
  • Provides table and charts containing the necessary data
  • Includes timing suggestions for the lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core