- Discuss the causes of migrations, both forced and voluntary.
- Evaluate internal (national) and international migrations in terms of their geographic (socio-economic, political and environmental) impacts at their origins and destinations.
Stimulus videos – Is the USA a land of immigrants? Should immigration be controlled?
Activity from the BBC
Go to ‘Meet the Migrant’ and try the drag and drop activity. Then go to the migration map. There are 11 international migrations listed above – make a note of the date, country of origin and country of destination for each one. Research the migrations and write a brief summary of the reasons for the population movement. Make sure that you identify each as forced or voluntary, and that you identify PUSH and PULL factors.
The map below shows major migration routes in history.
Case study – Internal migration in China
|Benefits to rural areas – World Bank report||China’s young rural-urban migrants from the Migration Policy Institute|
|China’s great uprooting from the New York Times||Hukou reforms from the Guardian||Consequences for children of migrants from the Guardian||Migration in China – Podcast from the BBC|
|The Hukou system from wikipedia||Four migrant workers from The Guardian||Migration in China from wikipedia|
Case study – International migration from Mexico to the US
Are migrants statistics to be studied and analysed, or real people with real issues?
|Summary of the migration from sin.org.uk||Summary info from geographyas.info||Waugh – Mexico to USA|
Case study – International migration from Syria to the EU
Syrian Journey – Interactive migration experience from the BBC.