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Unit 1 – Activity 2 - Migration

Statement of Inquiry: ​Population patterns impact, and are impacted by, access to
resources, the distribution of those resources, culture and identity.

Inquiry Questions:
Factual:
● Who am I?
● Why do people migrate?
● What are the effects of migration?
● How and why do populations change?
Conceptual:
● How does migration affect communities?
Debatable:
● To what extent are current population trends sustainable into future
generations?
(​Italicized: Inquiry Question answered​, ​Bold: ​inquiry questions addressed in this activity).

Learning Targets:
● Explain the various push/pull factors that affect migration, emigration and
immigration.
● Using current events, describe push/pull factors of migration occurring
around the world today.

Guidelines:
● This activity will be completed in groups of​ 2​ and individually illustrated on your weebly page.
● Create a new page on Weebly under ​Unit 1​ and label the page ​Migration​.
● The title of your new web page should be:​ Activity 2 - Migration
● On your individual Google Doc, discuss and answer the following inquiry questions with your
group member. All questions should be ​individually​ illustrated on your Weebly page. Illustrate
your answers in a manner that suits you (videos, posters, written, moovly, powtoon etc.). Be a
risk-taker!
● Your your webpage should be neat and organized in an orderly manner.
● All sources should be cited on the bottom of your web page in MLA format using Noodle tools.
ATL Skills:
During this activity we will focus on the following ATL skills:

ATL Category ATL Skill

Communication Reading, writing and using language to gather and communicate information
through Weebly.

Social Working effectively with others

Self-Management Managing time and tasks effectively in order to complete Activity 1 on time to the
best of your ability.
Unit 1 – Activity 2 - Migration
Read and watch the following video before starting.​ ​You can use any resource you deem
appropriate to answer these questions. If unsure, please ask the teacher.
● Eshooltoday
● Video - Push & Pull Factors
● Video - Push & Pull Factors for Canada

1. Define each term below and provide an image/picture that reflects each term.

Term Definition Image Example

Migration Movement from one Annually, more than


place to another. 1.5 million
wildebeest migrate
from Serengeti,
Tanzania, to Masai
Mara, Kenya.

Emigration The act of leaving My uncle emigrated


one’s home country from Uganda to
to permanently England.
move to another
country.

Immigration The act of coming in My paternal


another country for grandparents
permanent immigrated from
residence. India to Tanzania.

Intercontinental The act of My maternal


Migration permanently grandparents
moving from one migrated from
continent to Africa to North
another. America.
Unit 1 – Activity 2 - Migration
Internal Migration within the My dad migrated
Migration same geopolitical from Lindi to Dar es
entity. Salaam.

Immigrant Someone who The Canadian


enters another government allows
country for authentic refugees
permanent from Syria to live in
residence. their country as
immigrants.

Emigrant Someone who During the time of


leaves their home Idi Amin (the former
country to president of
permanently live in Uganda), people had
another country. to leave the country.
This made them
emigrants.

Remittances A sum of money My dad remits my


sent from one sister’s tuition fee to
place/individual to her university.
another.
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2. Using a drawing, explain how Emigration and Immigration can be used to define Migration.
Once completed take a picture and upload it to your webpage.
Illustrate (upload drawing) Explain

This image illustrates migration


from Syria to Canada. The word
emigration can be used to define
migration because people who
emigrate migrate from their
country to another. The word
immigration can be used to
define migration because people
who immigrate migrate to
another country.

3. Migration is separated into two distinct categories. Define each term:


Term Define Illustrate

Push Factors A push factor is something that


makes someone want to leave
their country.

Pull Factor A pull factor is something that


makes someone want to live in a
country.
Unit 1 – Activity 2 - Migration

4. List the various ​Push​ and ​Pull ​Factors that contribute to migration.
You may choose to illustrate this in chart form (as shown below) or any other way you deem appropriate
to communicate your information to your audience.

● The factor causing migration (reason people move).


● Is this factor a Push/Pull – Justify your answer.
● Find a picture that illustrates this factor and explain how. (Be sure you cite your picture!)

Factor causing Push or Justify: Illustrate this factor


migration (5-6) Pull? Push or Pull

Quality healthcare Pull If there is quality


healthcare, people will
want to move to that
country because they
can get treated when
they are unwell. This
factor benefits people
making it a pull factor.

Quality education Pull With quality education,


people can get jobs and
can upgrade their
knowledge. This factor
benefits people making
it a pull factor.

More job Pull When there are more


opportunities job opportunities,
people can earn money
to pay for shelter, food,
school fees, etc. This
factor benefits people
making it a pull factor.
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Persecution Push When people are being
persecuted, they are
being treated in a
negative way. They
may even be abused
which can cause them
to emigrate from their
country. This factor has
a negative impact on
people making it a
push factor.

Restriction of Push When people can’t


practicing faith practice their faith,
they may want to leave
their country. This
factor has a negative
impact on people
making it a push factor.

Corrupt Push When there is a


government corrupt government, it
is hard for citizens to
find good jobs, get a
good education or even
find a sustainable place
to live. This factor has a
negative impact on
people making it a
push factor.
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Add additional rows below for each factor.

5. Using a table, explain the advantages and disadvantages to the ​destination country​ as a result of
migration.

Advantages Disadvantages

Globalization - People from different countries Disease - When people come from other countries,
and cultures can bring new ideas and ways of life. they may bring diseases with them.

Skilled workers - The host country can gain Need for more security - With more people, there
workers that are committed and are skilled. is more need for security to protect the
immigrants and the rest of the host country.

Economic growth - More people are paying taxes. Unemployment - After a while, as more and more
people immigrate, there could be a lack of jobs for
people.

Add additional rows below for each factor.

6. Explain the advantages and disadvantages to the ​home country​ as a result of migration.

Advantages Disadvantages

Remittances - The home country can benefit from Loss of skilled workers - When immigrants leave
any money that immigrants send back. their jobs and migrate elsewhere, the home
country loses skilled/trained workers.

More job opportunities - After people immigrate, Economic loss - Less people are paying taxes.
more jobs are free for the people who still live in
the home country.

Less need for basic necessities - Once people leave Negative impact on family - Sometimes, family can
the home country, there is less of a need for remain in the home country. Children whose
healthcare, education, etc. parents leave also end up growing up without
parents or close family
Unit 1 – Activity 2 - Migration

Migration and Current Events Around the World


(Application of Knowledge Gained from Research)

Identify ​two​ current events happening around the world of migration that illustrate ​two​ of the push/pull
factors you listed above. You can investigate your own country or culture to identify migration. Provide
articles, videos and/or pictures illustrating this migration.

1. Choose two Push/Pull Factors.


2. Research at least 2 different current events that illustrate the push/pull factors that led to the
migration.
● What life was like in their homeland?
● Internal, International Migration, or Illegal Migration? Show the migration on a map. (You can
use Google maps.)
● Explain why they decided to leave (push factors)?
● Explain why they chose to move to that country (pull factors)?
● What effect (positive & negative) did this migration have on both their homeland and the
destination country? Describe these consequences only relevant to your current event.

Migration from Syria to Canada

What life was like in their homeland? ● Unsafe


● Fatal
● Frightening
● Upsetting

Internal, International Migration, or Illegal ● International migration


Migration? Show the migration on a map. (You ● The migration was legal because Canada
can use Google maps.) accepted the refugees.
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Explain why they decided to leave (push factors)? ● Their home country is going through an
internal war. This means that the country is
unsafe and destroyed.
● This migration is known as forced
migration because the immigrants had to
leave because they had no other choice.

Explain why they chose to move to that country ● They chose to move to Canada because it is
(pull factors)? a safer country.
● There are more opportunities for them.
● Canada was willing to host the immigrants.

What effect (positive & negative) did this ● Canada


migration have on both their homeland and the ○ The immigrants can bring in new
destination country? Describe these ideas and globalization takes place.
consequences only relevant to your current event. ○ Economic impacts on Canada
● Syria
○ Remittances

Migration from Mexico to the USA

What life was like in their homeland? ● Not many job opportunities that were good
and sustainable.
● People were struggling to make ends meet.
● Not developed

Internal, International Migration, or Illegal ● Illegal


Migration? Show the migration on a map. (You ○ There are undocumented
can use Google maps.) immigrants
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○ They are crossing the border
illegally because the U.S. has not
accepted them as refugees.
● International
○ Some migrants are accepted by the
US and they are documented.

Explain why they decided to leave (push factors)? ● The job opportunities were not of a high
quality.
● The country is very underdeveloped.
● There quality of life was not very good
there.

Explain why they chose to move to that country ● It is very developed


(pull factors)? ● The country provides people with more
opportunities.

What effect (positive & negative) did this ● Mexico


migration have on both their homeland and the ○ “Legal and illegal immigrants
destination country? Describe these together send some $6 billion a year
consequences only relevant to your current event. back to Mexico.” ("Causes and
Impacts").
○ Less people to help develop the
country
● U.S.A
○ More people paying taxes
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○ Chaos because people are entering
the country illegally.
○ More Americans who are
unemployed.

ATL Skills:​ Becoming a Life Long Learner

Observation I was introduced to this skill. Novice (N)


I watch others performing it.

Emulation I copy others who use this skill. Learner (L)


I use this skill with scaffolding and guidance.

Demonstration I employ the skill competently and effectively. Practitioner (P)

Self - Regulation I can show others how to use this skill. Expert (E)
I can accurately assess how this skill is used.

ATL Category Question Phase Justification/examples


Level

Communication Is my weebly page P ● My Weebly page is organized in a clear


organized in a way that manner.
effectively ● I have used images and have tried to
communicates my elaborate when explaining something.
findings using words ● My website is easy to use and it is easy to
and/or pictures to my find things.
audience?

Social Did I help and support P ● Whenever someone had questions about the
my partner? task at hand or even making the Weebly
page, I tried to help them.

Self-Management Did I manage my time P ● I finished my work and uploaded it to the


effectively and complete Weebly page all on time and by the deadline.
the task on time to the ● I also did the work to the best of my abilities.
best of your abilities?