Demographics Lesson 5 International Migration Patterns Why Do People Move?
  
 
 
 
Demographics Lesson 5 International Migration Patterns Why Do People Move?

Overview
This is the first of two lessons devoted to movement patterns of the world population.  The lesson emphasis is on global/international scale.  The issues/ study questions provided center on where, when, who, why, and so what, thereby highlighting the places, eras, population profile, reasons, and implications for major world migration flows.

Relevant Learning Objectives
2.    Explain temporal and spatial trends in world population patterns

Procedure

Possible Classroom Activities

  • Demographics Lesson 5 Introduction (0) The quote from Castels and Miller, 1996, can be used as an opener/hook for the day’s lesson. Ask students to read it and “discuss”/“reflect” on it
  • Demographics Lesson 5 Migration Powerpoint (0) Examine four key issues: - Why do people migrate? - Where do migrants locate? - What are obstacles facing migrants? - Why do people migrate within a country?
  • Demographics Lesson 5 Reflection (0) What is the relationship between demographics and migration? Which is easier to control/manipulate and why?

Resources

Optional Resources

 

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