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Department of Education
Created by Laura Houston, Visual Arts and History-Social Science, Teacher on Special Assignment, Anaheim Elementary School District.
The 2020 U.S. Census is here! The Orange County Department of Education is providing some resources for teachers and community leaders to help spread the word about the importance of the Census, including:
A repository of sample letters in various languages. Leaders, liaisons and teachers can use these to communicate to families that the Census is happening now and is important. Individuals can respond online at my2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020.
A webinar to inform parents, students, and teachers. To download the transcript of the video, please click here.
A robo call to inform families.
A comprehensive collection of resources such as graphics, flyers, posters and fact sheets can be found here.
A school-based toolkit, this link includes sample news releases, board resolutions and social media posts for schools and districts.
History/Social Science lessons for teachers, these include inquiry lessons for grades five, eight, eleven and twelve, along with a guide to help students create their own action and awareness campaigns.
English, Math and other subject area lessons for teachers who want to ask students to create a Census project, there is a social media toolkit and an accompanying guidebook that might be helpful.
A social media art showcase to raise awareness and support student creativity and engagement.
Here is the link to Census jobs.