Census Data and Exercises for College Classes

This organization, the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN), located at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan, and supported by the NSF and the Department of Education, is devoted to using "real" datasets in social science classes (specifically low-level ones). The datasets are quite varied, so students should find them interesting. They are designed to be used with the "StudentCHIP" software (which is quite inexpensive and said to be quite easy to use), but they can be used with other types of software as well. When one registers, they will send you documentation on the datasets, and classroom exercises for their use. Besides the data, they also offer workshops in using them, and classroom resources.