How can different representations of data tell different stories? 

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Slides 1 and 2 show census maps that represent the Latino/Hispanic population in 2010. The census data for all three maps is the same. The map on the left side of Slide 1 displays the data by state and the map on the right displays the data by county. Click on the box (hotspot) on the map on the right to zoom into the Chicago area. The map on the left side of Slide 2 displays the data by county and the map on right displays the data by census tract. The City of Chicago is outlined in black.

1.Look at the Data by census tract map on Slide 2. Describe the distribution of the Latino/Hispanic population in Chicago in 2010. 

2.Use the articles in the resources to learn more about census tracts. 

3.Describe the Latino population in 2010 using each of the maps shown on Slides 1 and 2: state, county, tract. 

4.Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of displaying the data at the state, county, and tract. 

 

Look at the Census tract map on Slide 2. Describe the Latino population distribution in Chicago. 



Skill : Make Observations

Skill : Read a Shaded Area Map

Skill : Describe a Population Concentration (Density)

Skill : Describe a Population Distrubution

Toggle between the maps on Slide 1 and Slide 2.  What can each map tell you about the Latino population? 



Skill : Compare Maps: In a Series

Skill : Describe Patterns in Data Maps

What are the advantages and disadvantages of displaying data at the state, county, and census tract levels?



Skill : Analyze Representions

Skill : Choose an Appropriate Representation

Concept : Representations

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