Migration in History

WHY DO PEOPLE MIGRATE?

A. Wanting to Leave

1. Lack of Basic Physical Needs (Food, Clothing, Shelter)

a. environmental change

i. drought

ii. desertification

iii. floods

iv. earthquakes

v. pollution

b. political change

i. persecution (political, racial, religious)

ii. forced labour

iii. war

c. economic change

i. poor job opportunities

ii. poor housing

iii. poor medical care

d. population change

i. too many people for available farmland

2. Lack of Emotional Needs (achievement, belonging, freedom)

a. political change

i. persecution (political, racial, religious)

ii. forced labour

iii. war

b. economic change

i. poor job opportunities

ii. little economic mobility

c. social change

i. few opportunities for marriage

ii. lack of religious freedom

iii. few opportunities for power

B. Choosing Another Place

1. Better Provision of Basic Needs

2. Better Provision of Emotional Needs

 

Why do people migrate?  

A summary paragraphMigration Paragraph

A lesson and assignment:  Why Do People Migrate?

Learn the vocabulary of migration: National Geographic Xpeditions

Learn more about migration within Europe: European Migration in History

Read articles, recommended for mature readers, about modern migration: World-wideMongolia, Nigeria, Syria

Write about how your family came to live in Canada:

Migration Pause and Consider

Learn how people first migrated out of Africa and came to N.A.:

Canada Our Home

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