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Population Profile of Our New Nation: A Comparison of the 1790 and 1800 Censuses

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Activity Description

Population Profile of Our New Nation

In this activity, students will refer to the 1790 and 1800 Censuses to compare the total population with the population of enslaved people, drawing conclusions from the data.

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Suggested Grade Level

7-8

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Approximate Time Required

60-75 Minutes

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to read and interpret data sets and formulate conclusions.
  • Students will be able to compare the populations of states to make determinations about climate, soil, and geographic size.

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Materials Required

  • The student version of this activity, 7 pages
  • Colored pencils

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Activity Items

The following items are a part of this activity.

  • Summative Data From 1790 Census
  • Summative Data From 1800 Census
  • Blank Map, 1790

Teacher Notes

Blooms Taxonomy

Analyzing
Blooms Taxonomy

Students will analyze data from the 1790 and 1800 Censuses and, using those data, evaluate population patterns, trends, and density in a young United States.

Subject

Middle School History

Topics

  • Early Republic
  • Slavery

Skills Taught

  • Analyzing historical records
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Making inferences
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