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US Ancestry

Students explore ancestry patterns in the continental US. They will look at two other US Census data categories  -   education and economics - and make comparisons. 

Alternative Lesson

Cultural Regions.

Students describe cultural regions using patterns to identify core regions. Then students will research these locations to find evidence of cultural traits that support their hypothesis.


Lynn Songer , Lane Community College

Grade Level:

Introductory Human Geography

 PDF - US Census and the Ancestry Data




 Link to the web-based map. (This map is used for both lessons)

US Ancestry  Student Lesson

US Ancestry Teaching Guide

Alternative Lesson

Cultural Regions Student Lesson


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