The Importance of SIS in 2020
Using new Statistics in Schools (SIS) resources in classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year will support efforts to make sure EVERY child is counted in the 2020 Census. This count impacts the federal funds that communities receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and more.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program provides free activities and resources for teachers to help bring statistics to life in the classroom and prepare students for a data-driven world.
SIS is launching a series of new teaching materials about the 2020 Census.
- 67 classroom activities.
- Updated classroom maps with census statistics.
- Three videos for students in grades K-12.
- A singalong song.
- A new activity book for children ages 2 to 5.
With these materials, teachers can incorporate Census Bureau statistics into subjects such as English language arts, math and social studies. The materials are free and developed by educators and subject experts from across the country.