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Census Data and Luxury Lane This exercise was designed for a race, class, and gender course. In this exercise, students will play the role of a social researcher hired by business developers. The student will have to utilize income and education data to inform the "developers" whether there will be adequate demand for the goods. This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on CensusScope.org. CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data. Creator: Marnie Rodriguez Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Investigating Children in Poverty Students in this sociology class will evaluate and analyze if age, race, and/or family size affect children in poverty in the United States. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 1990 Census and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Kathy Rowell Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Investigating Exploring Race and Ethnicity Using Census 2000 Data Sociology students will explore concepts of multiracial populations and levels of segregation in this exercise. This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on CensusScope.org. CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data. In a homework assignment, students will compare their findings on CensusScope to maps at the Population Reference Bureau . Creator: Kathy Rowell Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Race and Poverty in the United States This exercise was developed for use in a introductory sociology course. Students will use data to look at racial groups and income/poverty in the United States. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 2005 Current Populations Survey and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Susanne Morgan Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Poverty and Young Adults This exercise was developed for use in a general sociology course. Students will hypothesize about relationships between race, education, geographic area, and poverty and analyze data sets to determine draw conclusions about variable relationships. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 1990 Census and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Joan Morris Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Introduction to Rural America This exercise was designed for a sociology course and focuses on rural youth in the United States. Students will complete an exercise of simplified recreation of study data and then take on the role as researchers and use their own class data for hypothesis formulation and testing. The data is compiled by the instructor and cross-tabulations are run for each variable. Student then devise original hypotheses and analyze the data using their choice of variables from the data set. This activity utilizes a recreation of study survey of students in the class to create a unique dataset for students to analyze. Creator: Meredith Redlin Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Integrating Data Into the Curriculum: Learning to Read Tables This exercise was designed for a sociology course. Students will look at race/ethnicity, family type and income in the United States. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 1990 Census and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Barbara Risman Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Integrating Data Into the Curriculum: Creating Bivariate and Univariate Tables This exercise was designed for a sociology course. Students will look at race/ethnicity, income and earnings in the United States. Creator: Barbara Risman Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
How do socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants vary according to location and race in the New York City Metropolitan Area? This exercise is designed for an advanced sociology class and focuses on education, occupation, race, nativity and earnings in New York. This activity uses three customized data set made from the 1990 Census and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Bill Morgan Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Spatial Variation in immigrant and minority incorporation: Are there advantages to being a racial or ethnic minority in a low or moderate immigration state? This exercise is designed for an advanced sociology class and focuses on education and occupation among different race/ethnic groups in specified states. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 1990 Census and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Bill Morgan Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity

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