The US Census Bureau has unveiled its newly updated Statistics in Schools program for K–12 teachers and students. Using current and historical data, the Census Bureau provides teachers the tools to help students understand statistical concepts and improve their data analysis skills. The program offers freeonlineactivities and other resources in geography, history, math, and sociology. Among the activities are “The Progressives and the 1920 Census” for high school history classes; “An Analysis of the Millennial Generation” for high school sociology classes; “Two-Way Tables—Walking and Bicycling to Work” for middle school math classes; and “Changes in My State” for elementary school math classes. In addition to downloadable activities and games, the Statistics in Schools website presents videos, infographics, and data visualizations. The site also provides information to help explain Census Bureau data to students, along with searchable data access tools.
The New York Times Learning Network has published a lesson on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the hope that it can both help students understand what has led to the “most significant European war in almost 80 years” and encourage them to follow along as the news develops.
The National Constitution Center (NCC) recently released Constitution 101, a 15-week curriculum for high school students, and a standalone self-guidedcourse for learners of all ages, exploring the basic principles of American freedom and the core constitutional texts of American history, from the founding to today.
The OurWorlds app—winner of the 2022 SXSW EDU Launch Competition—teaches Native American history via virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificialintelligence. The app also includes geolocation features that tailor Native history to where the user is located.