Classroom Resources

Classroom Resources

This page supplements the informational resources found on the Census home page. It provides teaching materials that have been created to help adults (or children) understand the importance of the Census, how to participate in it, and the questions it raises about data accuracy and security. NELRC is developing additional lessons and sharing census-focused texts from the “Stand Up and Be Counted” issue of The Change Agent.

Census Basics: What, Why, and How

  • The Change Agent Census Packet (PDF) of (mostly) student writings about the census, with accompanying teaching activities.
  • The Change Agent instructional units
    • Lesson packet #19: Become a 2020 Census Ambassador
    • Lesson packet #20: Help Someone Understand the Census (beginner and advanced versions)
    • Lesson packet #21: How to Fill Out the Questionnaire: Practice for ESOL Students
    • Lesson packet #22: Avoid Hoaxes, Scams, and Rumors during the 2020 Census (intermediate)
  • Census Practice Forms
    • Paper Practice Questionnaire (4-page fillable PDF)
    • Informational Copy of the questionnaire from the Census Bureau(8-page non-fillable PDF)
    • Practice Online Questionnaire (answers can be printed out but nothing is saved online)

Math Activities

The Change Agent Magazine

The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.