Happy Friday Global Studies scholars! Hope you had as much fun as I do exploring demographic data today! Remember, data alone does not provide answers, but does add significant evidence for us to make inferences about society.
- I can explain demographic changes in the world and their effects.
- I can explain connections between events, issues, problems, and concepts.
- I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- RAP: We started class with an entrance ticket, providing students a chance to test themselves about the key concepts we've reviewed in class thus far: immigration, demographics, and inference. We reviewed answers before giving students a chance to review their Cornell notes to check their responses.
- Main Stage: Next students used their Chromebooks to explore demographic data. We first reviewed the data for Clarkston, GA, in order to double check the statistics used in the episode of Mainstream, USA. We then explored demographic data for Beaverton and Washington County, paying close attention to: age, sex, household relationships, households and housing, race and ethnic groups, language, employment, income and earnings, poverty and population change. Students compared 2000 and 2015 census data using the American Fact Finder website (thanks U.S. Census Bureau!) Students completed a graphic organizer to record their findings.
- Closing: To end class students worked on an exit ticket that asked students to make an inference (draw a conclusion using reasoning and evidence) from the data they compiled.