This 6 page packet includes a plethora of up to date statistics and information regarding Spanish speakers in the USA. Much of it is from the 2010 census. There are places for the kids to answer questions, make predictions, and write their thoughts in regards to learning Spanish. Why is it important? How could it benefit you now, in 25 years, etc. It also briefly discusses globalization and why knowing Spanish is beneficial.
This version has some slight changes. After giving this to my students I noticed that some boxes were hard to read because they were to dark. This version has some modifications to remedy that.