Exploring Society By The Numbers

Navigating CensusScope

Charles Combs, Sinclair Community College


Students will be introduced to data retrival by becoming familiar with CensusScope data.

Learning Goals

  • Introduction to Data Retrieval
  • Familiarization with Census Scope Fundamentals
  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills through Comparison/Contrast Techniques
  • Understanding Census Scope Navigation

Context for Use

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at the different aspects of CensusScope.

Description and Teaching Materials

Exercises: PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 131kB Mar24 09)
Exercises: DOC (Microsoft Word 97kB Mar24 09)
Answer Sheet: PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 134kB Mar24 09)
Teaching Notes: DOC (Microsoft Word 73kB Mar24 09)

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. There is an answer key for the activity that can be found under teaching materials.


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