U.S. Census Bureau Provides Educational Toolkits for Children

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Cover Photo of Elementary School Toolkit, via Census.gov

The United States Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program recently released caregiver toolkits that provide engaging educational activities for students. The four toolkits are geared toward learners from pre-K to high school, with videos, map assignments, and other age-appropriate activities to keep students engaged while learning at home.

From the U.S. Census Bureau’s press release:

“The Statistics in Schools program has always been focused on providing additional resources to make learning about statistics and the 2020 Census fun and engaging,” said Dr. Steven Dillingham, Census Bureau Director. “Many students have transitioned to learning at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The program has adapted its activities to not only engage students, but also their families and caregivers, so that everyone in their household learns about the importance of the 2020 Census.”

All of the resources included in these kits are designed to teach students about their community and their country through statistics. SIS materials are engaging and easy to follow, and no prior teaching experience is needed to use them.

The free kits, plus other educational resources, can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau’s website.