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G4 Migration: Great migrations in history

The stories of migrants

Great Migrations in History

  • When did the migration occur?

  • Where did it start and end?

  • What were the reasons for the migration? Were there push factors or pull factors?

  • What challenges did humans face on the migration?

The Atlantic Migration

Migration to America exploded in the 1800s. This was known as the Atlantic Migration. 

Case Study: Ireland

Migration from Ireland (19th Century)


Migration to UK

Americans move west

Migration and Australia

Books in the library

Migration from Europe (19th Century)

Migration from Europe 20th century


With thanks

PBSAmerica. "The Gold Rush." YouTube. YouTube, 3 Apr. 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2016. <>.

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