Census 2020 Educational Activities
As many of us are working and teaching from home during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place, we are looking for educational and relevant educational activities. Now is a great time to fill out your Census Form as a family and explore why the Census is important to our communities. The following are some census related activities you can do while your children are home.
Fill Out Your Census Form
Work with children at home to fill out your census form together. Go to My2020census.gov to fill out the form
You should receive a letter from the Census Bureau that has a code for your address. Sample of what the letter look like
You may also receive a form in the mail. Sample of the form (English and Spanish)
(Bonus activity: Scavenger Hunt to find the form or letter)
Share your participation in the Census on social media. You can use #2020census #cococensus #CountMeIn
The Census is important because it determines the number of representatives for each state, how $675 billion of federal funds are allocations, and provides critical information for planning our communities, including emergency response.
These easy activities for children 5 and under illustrates why we all Count.
Coloring and drawing activity (English)
Coloring and drawing activity (Spanish)
Coloring pages and activities from First 5 California (English)
Coloring pages and activities from First 5 California (Spanish)
The population of every state as counted in the census also determines how many representatives each state is given in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Understanding How our Communities Change Over Time
Census Data in Planning
City Planning with Census Data (late elementary or middle school)
The Opportunity Atlas asks the questions "Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? " Explore this tool and see how census data is linked to social justice. Opportunity Atlas website and Opportunity Atlas lesson (high school)
CC Spin is a student newspaper for Contra Costa High School Students. Students from various high schools throughout the County work with professional journalist to create a quarterly newspaper to distribute at schools throughout the district. Read CC Spin Special Section about the Census
Stats in School - U.S. Census Bureau
Most of the resources on this page are from the U.S Census Bureau’s Stats in Schools Program. There are more resources on their Statistic in Schools website.