Migration is the movement of people from one place to another. Migration has been happening since prehistoric times and continues today. Migration can be voluntary or involuntary.
Migration: Moving Around the World
Emigration Immigration: Refugee:
Do you think migration is beneficial for a country?
The largest migration in U.S. history is believed to be the migration of African Americans during the Great Migration (1916-1970). Mexico is both a top emigrant and immigrant country for the U.S., with many Mexicans migrating to the U.S. and many U.S. citizens migrating to Mexico. In 2015, more than 65 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide due to conflict and persecution.
Draw / write: What are the economic and political factors that drive voluntary migration?
Draw / write: What are the consequences of major voluntary and involuntary migrations to the economy and people of a destination country?
What would be the most effective way to bridge the gap between people against immigration and those in support of immigration?
What could be the long-term consequences of opening borders? What are the long term consequences of closing them?