Explore – Race and the U.S. Census: 1880–2020: Curriculum Workshop

Open to: All teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: How have the ways in which the U.S. government counts and tracks individuals, including racial categories, changed over time? This excerpt from the Voices of Mixed Heritage curriculum includes Census questionnaires from 1880, 1970, and 2010, as well as oral history excerpts, written documents, and graphic information. Modelling the lesson for implementation in your classroom, we will compare Census questionnaires, analyze conceptions of race, and design our own 2020 Census form that we feel better reflects race and ethnicity in the United States. Cost: $25. This opportunity is eligible for CTLE credits.

Key dates:  Monday, April 6, 2020, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Registration deadline: Sunday, April 5. 

Take action: Talk this opportunity over with your principal, then,


For more information: Contact Education Department, education@brooklynhistory.org, 718-222-4111 (ext. 288).