Lesson Plan

Census Data: Apportionment and Three Fifths Compromise

Using Census Data to Identify the Patterns of Change
Michelle B.
Classroom teacher
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Objectives

Students will be able to...

•Students will be able to make comparisons about the population densities of states and territories in 1790 and 1810. •Students will be able to analyze the relationship between the population density and the apportionment of power and representation among the states in 1790 and 1810. •Students will be able to discuss the potential for changes in the population density and the importance of the census to detect and document those changes for reapportionment purposes. •Students will be able to read and interpret a summarized data table of the original 1790 Census results. •Students will be able to perform calculations to determine how representation in the North and South would have differed given three different apportionment scenarios. •Students will be able to analyze the effect that the Three-Fifths Compromise had on the apportionment of the US House of Representatives. •Students will be able to explain how the Founders determined representation and why they came to the Three-Fifths Compromise. SS.12.G.1 Search use Census Data and public records to identify patterns of change and continuity to understand the impact of the following on society: •zoning •migration •ethnicity •income •gender differences •age differences •education •voting behavior •family structure SS.12.G.2 Conduct research using demographic data to interpret, debate and evaluate the geopolitical implications of a variety of global issues: •the environment and environmental protection •political and cultural boundaries •women’s rights •cultural diversity and assimilation •religion •standard of living SS.12.G.3 analyze the role of sustainable development in the lives of 21st Century citizens (e.g. renewable energy, recycling, reusing, land use policy, ocean management and energy policy) to balance healthy economic growth with environmental protection. SS.12.G.4 analyze the consequences of human and environmental interaction using global information systems. SS.12.G.5 explore various routes of personal travel and topography using global information systems. SS.12.G.6 compare and contrast the factors of development for developed and developing countries, including the causes and implications of the following: •population ( including migration, immigration, birth rate, and life expectancy) •natural resources and environmental protection •income, industry, trade and Gross Domestic Product •climate and geographic conditions •cultural and social factors •political management, legal system and stability •educational opportunities •standard of living

SS.12.G.1 use Census Data and public records to identify patterns of change and continuity to understand the impact of the following on society: •zoning •migration •ethnicity •income •gender differences •age differences •education •voting behavior •family structure SS.12.G.2 conduct research using demographic data to interpret, debate and evaluate the geopolitical implications of a variety of global issues: •the environment and environmental protection •political and cultural boundaries •women’s rights •cultural diversity and assimilation •religion •standard of living

Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 12
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Student Notes

1 HOOK/ATTENTION GETTER: WHAT IS CENSUS DATA? VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS?

1. Show first two videos. Classroom Discussion: What is Census Data? What is the Importance of Census Data? How much information is too much? How much is enough? Violation of Civil Rights? 1. After discussion, ask students to write a one page response on how they feel about census data. 2. Show video on US Census and GPS Targeting. What are thoughts and feelings about Census Data? What is the importance of obtaining census data?

2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION

Go to census.gov/schools 1. Go to Featured Activity: How Many Single Father Household are in the United States Have students complete Activity Assessment Worksheet 2. Same website. Go to Activities amd {romt student and teacher versions of APPORTIONMENT AND POPULATION DENSITY 3. Same website. Print 1790 Census and Apportionment: Analyzing the Three-Fifths Compromise.

Student Instructions

1. Do worksheet: How Many Single Father Household are in the United States 2. Complete APPORTIONMENT AND POPULATION DENSITY worksheet 3. Do Worksheet 1790 Census and Apportionment: Analyzing the Three-Fifths Compromise.

3 Independent Practice

Have students print end result of quiz. A participation grade will be given if they turn in quiz to show proof of printed end page.

Student Instructions

Students print end result of quiz. A participation grade will be given if they turn in quiz to show proof of printed end page.

4 Extension: Wrap Up Interpreting Data in Graphs and Charts

Send students to WV Census page and have them answer the questions under student instruction. Answers: 1. 76.5% 2. 1,852,994 3. The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys. 4. Every 10 years 5. Fast-Food Restaurants 2010: 1,265 2014:1,260 6. A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region. 7. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business 8. 21,215 9. Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 77. 10. Huntington

Student Instructions

1..Computer and Internet Use: What is the percentage of homes with computers in 2014? 2. What was the population in WV in 2010? 3. How are these data collected? 4. How often does the US Census Bureau take a Census of popluation? 5. Which business had the highest numbers of people in 2010? in 2014? 6. What does NA mean? 6a. What does value of X mean? 7.. Where does the data come from on this state page? 8. What is the total number of 12 year olds in 2014? 9. What is the number of persons per square mile in WV? 10. What is second largest city?