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  Disciplines: Social Studies and Language Arts
Grade Levels: 4-8
Time Frame: Two class periods
Materials Needed:
Cover - 1892 Enumerators Blotter
Map - De Kalb Election District 2
1892 Census - Page 14, Page 15, Page 16 (8.5" X 14")
1892 Census Worksheet
Family Census Worksheet
pdf Census Comparison Worksheet
pdf Census Bureau Background
pdf Additional Census pages - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13. (8.5" X 14")
Other: Newsprint or poster board
Learning Objectives: The students will:
1. Gather, label, categorize, and analyze information from a census.
2. Define pertinent vocabulary including enumerator, census and blotter.
3. Create a modern class census modeled after a historical one.
NYS Social Studies Standards Correlation:

Standard 1: Key Idea 4
-Consider different interpretations of key events and /or issues in history and understand the differences in these accounts.
-Explore different experiences, beliefs, motives, and traditions of people living in their neighborhoods, communities, and State.
-View historic events through the eyes of those who were there, as shown in their art, writings, music and artifacts.
-Consider the sources of historic documents, narratives, or artifacts and evaluate their reliability.
-Describe historic events through the eyes and experiences of those who were there.

Standard 5: Key Idea 4
-Explain the role that civility plays in promoting effective citizenship in preserving democracy.


1806 Juror

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