Open a Google Chrome browser (if you do not have Chrome installed on your device, you can install it by visiting https://www.google.com/chrome/). Select a dataset from the list to work on a visualization. These datasets have been structured and cleaned so you can use them effectively in Google Sheets or ESRI Online.
Once you open a dataset, go to File > Make a copy... to add to your drive. Then you can add to the data, try sample visualizations in Google Sheets, or export as a .CSV and load into ESRI Online. If the group does not like any of these data sources, feel free to develop a new one.
In small groups, discuss the sample visualizations below (this is all the same data; it’s just visualized differently). In your group, ask any of the following questions:
This graph is a histogram that shows the distribution by age of people in the study who were not born in the United States.
This dashboard shows a range of data points from the data on the experiences of second generation young adults in the United States.
This map represents locations of people in the 1990s who participated in the Second Generation study and who lived in the greater New York City area.