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

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on 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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