This is an assignment for the Human Geography class. Students are expected to create a U.S. population pyramid using the provided 2010 U.S. Census data and then write a paragraph analyzing the pyramid.
This assignment can be differentiated by asking students to find the data themselves. Additionally, I included three versions of the analysis assignment: one with a paragraph frame and a word bank for students who need the most support; another version with a word bank for higher-level ELs, and an assignment without any supports for students whose academic language skills are high.
I used this assignment with my English Learners, and creating the population pyramid really helped them to understand what the shape of the pyramid means.