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1 Using Statistics in History Lessons

2 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home How can we use Statistics?

3 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home Start with a Question

4 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home How did family farms change between 1890 and 1970? Which two decades were the most similar or different? During which decade did the greatest change take place?

5 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home Historical Census Browser Geospatial and Statistical Data Center Digital Scholarship Services University of Virginia Library

6 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home Build a search that aligns with one of the topics you have explored this week.

7 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home Generate Questions

8 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home How did family farms change between 1890 and 1970? Which two decades were the most similar or different? During which decade did the greatest change take place?

9 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home 1.How do these statistics relate to or inform other historic trends, events, people, etc.? 2.At the intersection of these stats with your own knowledge, what questions arise in your mind?

10 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home Enrich History Lessons with Statistics…

11 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home They Help Us Explore Change Over Time

12 Copyright © 2007 Bringing History Home They May Contradict Our Prior Assumptions


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