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How well do you know Britain? Quiz with data
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How well do you know Britain? Quiz with data

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This quiz gets students thinking about the population and population change. Questions cover a wide range of social themes including demographics, housing, health and social attitudes. Give them around 15 minutes to complete the quiz sheet. You can then use the slides to present the answers and highlight data sources. Students will learn about key social science data sources and review was of presenting data (charts, graphs, percentages). Resources included: Quiz sheet Slides that include answers and information about data sources Answer sheet
How do you compare to the population? Representative surveys and samples
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How do you compare to the population? Representative surveys and samples

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This activity gets students thinking about how representative they are of society in their attitudes and behaviours. You will need to survey students using questions from a national representative survey. Students then compare how their class and a representative sample of the broader population responded to the same questions. The resources use questions from the British Social Attitudes survey relating to interest in politics and media consumption (but it could be adapted to include any questions). It will take a bit of time to set-up but this resource provides the basis for learning on a variety of topics including differences between population groups, surveys and survey questions, representative samples and bias in research, large scale social survey programmes and data handling. Resources included: Teacher notes on setting-up the exercise (with suggested questions from the British Social Attitudes survey relating to interest in politics and media consumption) Worksheet for students to compare their responses to the population responses (population responses included) Instructions for accessing responses from the British Social Attitudes online with worksheet for students to compare their responses to the population responses (population responses included)
Picture of Crime: Using data to understand crime
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Picture of Crime: Using data to understand crime

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With a pack of evidence from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, students examine data to develop an understanding of crime. Introduce the activity by getting students to make predictions about crime with the suggested questions for students to think about. Give students about 15 minutes to interpret data and answers the questions. Get students to feedback on their answers (noting anything they found surprising). Resources included: Evidence pack Question sheet Answer sheet Slides with questions for students to think about Part of Britain by Numbers: Teaching Resources
Britain by numbers: Teaching Activities for using real data in the classroom
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Britain by numbers: Teaching Activities for using real data in the classroom

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What proportion of the British public opposes capital punishment? How have attitudes about gender roles changed over the last 30 years? How have levels of crime changed in the last few decades? Introduce students (year 10 and up) to data and data skills that help us understand society today with the Britain by numbers teaching resources. Interactive and fun sessions, students learn about different data sources including social surveys and the Census and see how they help us understand our changing world A quiz and hand-on activities get students engaged and making hypotheses for social science questions as well as analysing, visualising and interpreting data Use independently or combine to create a package of sessions getting students to think about data and numbers to interpreting data and analysing and visualising data **1. How well do you know Britain? ** This resource takes a standard quiz format and gets students thinking about the population and population change. Questions cover a wide range of social themes including demographics, housing, health and social attitudes. Give them around 15 minutes to complete the quiz sheet. You can then use the slides to present the answers and highlight data sources. Students will learn about key social science data sources and review was of presenting data (charts, graphs, percentages). Resources included are: Quiz sheet Slides that include answers and information about data sources Answer sheet 2. A Picture of Crime: Using data to understand crime With a pack of evidence from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, students examine data to develop an understanding of crime. Introduce the activity by getting students to make predictions about crime with the suggested questions for students to think about. Give students about 15 minutes to interpret data and answers the questions. Get students to feedback on their answers (noting anything they found surprising). Resources included are: Evidence pack Question sheet Answer sheet Slides with questions for students to think about