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Learning about the Census

Schools Corner from the Department of Statistics, provides cross-curricular lesson plans, resources and activities related to the Census. Activities are also provide in te Reo.

A poster of Aftersville and Beforesville is used to engage students in thinking about why a census is undertaken, who is involved in the census and what outcomes are made possible from a Census being taken. Census activities provide research opportunities for ākonga. One of the activities  explore characteristics of regions where  ākonga live in New Zealand.

Data awareness and its usage for decision making, are becoming an increasingly important skill for citizenship and employment opportunities for ākonga.

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