Who Serves: Analyzing Racial Demographics of Military Personnel

Author:

Jonathan Osler

Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Data Analysis, Graphing, Pie Charts, Scatterplots, Regression, Trendline

Justice Issues:

Military, Disproportionality

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Description:

This multi-step activity engages students in comparing demographic data of people in the military with demographics of the Zip Code or State where they are from. The goal is to look for any disproportionate relationships within the data, and to discuss possible causes and consequences for the imbalances. There is a variety of math that can be used in this lesson, but the focus is on data analysis through mapping, graphing, and statistical computations.