Data Analysis to Drive Civic Action

Trends in School-Associated Violent Deaths—1992-2010

Overview

In this math and civics lesson students will apply skills in statistical analysis (categorizing data, creating and reading graphs) to examine concepts of impact of civic engagement. Using data regarding school-associated violent deaths, students will examine and interpret data and use knowledge of civic life, politics, and government to discuss potential civic engagement. The content of the lesson is driven by Library of Congress resources within an inquiry design to guide students in generating relevant questions and thinking critically about data and civic issues.

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Grade

High School

Subjects

Civics, Math

Length

60 minutes.

Topics

categorizing data, children's protest, civic action, civic engagement, creating graphs, data, data analysis, protest, reading graphs, school safety, statistical analysis, statistics, violent deaths

Author

Citizen U