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Maps and Graphs - Exploring the U.S. Island Territories

Component ID: #ti159484575

Activity Description

Students will examine data from the 1990–2010 censuses — and U.S. Census Bureau projections for 2010–2020 — on population changes in the U.S. island territories to make observations about the populations’ demographics and to make inferences about the purpose of such data.

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Suggested Grade Level

9-10

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Approximate Time Required

45-60 minutes

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to analyze census data to identify the demographic characteristics of populations in different U.S. island territories.
  • Students will be able to make inferences about how the census data could be used by local leaders.

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Materials Required

  • The student version of this activity, 9 pages; it contains images that should be printed in color.
  • Colored pencils

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Activity Items

The following items are part of this activity. Items, their sources, and any relevant instructions for viewing them online appear at the end of this teacher version.

  • Map of the Caribbean Area
  • Map of the Pacific Area
  • Change in Population for U.S. Island Areas: 1990–2020
  • Population by Race and Ethnic Origin by Island Area for Pacific Islands: 2010
  • Age and Sex Structure for U.S. Island Areas: 2000 and 2010

Teacher Notes

Blooms Taxonomy

Analyzing
Blooms Taxonomy

Students will analyze census data on population change in U.S. island territories between 1990 and 2020 (projected).

Subject

High School History

Topics

  • Population change
  • U.S. island territories

Skills Taught

  • Drawing conclusions
  • Examining data in graphs
  • Making inferences
  • Reading maps
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