Learning resources bulletin - December 2011

Dear teachers,

This bulletin highlights the latest free information and teaching materials available on Statistics Canada’s Learning resources website.

In this issue:

Census at School logoCensus at School: new lesson for the new year
(Lesson suitable for Grades 4 to 6)

Has your class participated yet in this year’s Census at School online survey project for grades 4 to 12? If not, try it as an engaging activity in the new year. Students love to collect and analyze data about themselves and their peers. So far this year, more than 12,000 students have joined in!

Introduce younger students to graphing using the new lesson Make a graph of your Census at School data. Students choose a survey question, make a tally chart of their class responses and create a bar graph.

Watch the Facebook or TeacherTube video tutorials which give step-by step instructions on how to register and prepare your class for the survey. You can link to these videos from the Teachers page of the Census at School website.

Young students in front of computers with their teacher in the backgroundNumber of kids in school – the latest numbers

Enrolment in publicly funded schools is on the decline. See Number of kids in school under Fast facts – Education.

Enrolment in second-language immersion programs has increased almost 20% since 2000.

Check out the latest numbers on schooling across Canada including teacher-student ratios, secondary school graduation, enrolment and second-language immersion. See The Daily November 30, 2011.

Christmas treesBest wishes...

The Education Outreach team at Statistics Canada wishes you a happy holiday season. See you in 2012!