Use these open-ended questions to prompt student writing and class discussions, further exploring the themes covered in the activities.
Think about people packing their families and all their belongings to travel westward during the 1900s. What were some of their reasons for moving?
Transportation improvements have helped America grow. Which transportation improvement do you think was the most important? How come?
What are some of the ways that U.S. cities have changed since 1790?
What are some ways that the Census has shown a changing country? What do you predict it will show
Imagine that you’re in charge of the 2010 Census. What are some of the biggest challenges you face?