Using Census Data to Explore Race and Ethnicity

Author(s)

Sandra Apgar
Sinclair Community College

Students will interpret CensusScope data regarding segregation exposure and the dissimilarity index from a sociological perspective.

Learning Goals

Skill

Demonstrate ability to state a hypothesis
Interpret segregation exposure and dissimilarity index
Define key concepts
Interpret data presented in table and graphic form
Demonstrate ability to use the sociological perspective

Substance

To discuss the topics of:
Race
Ethnicity
Census data
Metropolitan area
City data
Segregation
Dissimilarity indices
Segregation exposure inde

Context for Use

This activity is used in an introductory sociology class class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race and ethnicity in Ohio.

Description and Teaching Materials

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.

Assessment

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