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Bring your classroom to life with real world data. Select an activity that supplements what you are currently teaching in subjects including English, Math, Geography and History.
Increase the data literacy of your students with resources that display data in fun ways. Choose from monthly Fun Facts, 5-Minute Challenge warm-up activities, maps, videos and more.
Statistics in Schools activities are based on relevant education standards and guidelines that outline the foundational knowledge and skills students should have at certain levels.
Statistics in Schools is a free Census Bureau program that uses the data to create resources for K-12 students in a variety of subjects.

Monthly Highlights

Monthly Highlights

Find monthly-themed activities and resources for use in your classroom or at home. They offer students an opportunity to learn about and work with Census Bureau data while celebrating  holidays, special observances, and current events specific to the month.

This month, we have teaching materials for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, graduation season, and more.

Additional Resources for Special Events in May

Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Kahoot! Game

Learn more about this celebration and explore Census Bureau data about Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population groups in the U.S.



Learn Facts About Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Warm-Up

In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Heritage Month, students can analyze a graphic to learn facts about this population, including which was the largest Asian group in the United States in 2020.



Graduation Season

May kicks off the beginning of graduation season across the United States. As students prepare for the next step in their education, have them check out our warm-up activity, Earnings by Occupation, and explore more about potential careers. Students will have the opportunity to review median earnings of full-time workers by sex and occupation. 



April 30 to May 6 – National Small Business Week

Celebrate National Small Business Week with our high school data tools activity, Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset – Using Census Data for Business. For this activity, students use our Census Business Builder tool to gather and analyze information that entrepreneurs may consider when opening a business. 



May 8 to May 12 – Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers, we thank you for all that you do to shape the minds of the future! Inspire your students to further their education with our warm-up activity, A Higher Degree. This activity gives students the chance to examine and analyze the educational attainment of U.S. adults and how it has changed over the years. 

May 19 – National Bike to Work Day

May 20 is National Bike to Work Day! Check out our middle school math activity, Two-Way Tables — Walking and Bicycling to Work, in which students compare how men and women in two different cities use nonmotorized transportation to commute. Perhaps it will inspire you to bike to work one day, too! 



May 20 – Armed Forces Day

This Armed Forces Day, share our warm-up activity, Honoring Those Who Served, with your students. They will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the nation’s share of veterans and analyze the data to identify possible trends in this population. 




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Page Last Revised - May 2, 2023
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