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G4 Migration: Case studies of migration

The stories of migrants

What questions help us to understand people's stories?

Why do people migrate?

  • What is migration?

  • What are some commonalities that all migrations have?

  • What opportunities and challenges do people face when they migrate?

  • Do all migration stories vary?

Economic migrations

The largest human migration is in CHINA and it happens almost every year.



A migrant story (claymation)

Vietnamese refugees

A story from Poland


People's perspectives develop within an historical and cultural context

How are perspectives shaped by migration?

How do perspectives of people change over time?

When you don't exist

With thanks

"All Our Stories." Migration Museum Project. N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <>.

Al Jazeera English. "Canada Closing Door to Immigrants." YouTube. YouTube, 10 June 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2016. <>.

Al Jazeera America. "Illegal Immigrants Face Dangerous Mexican/US Border - One Story." YouTube. YouTube, 8 Apr. 2014. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <>.

Amnesty International. "When You Don't Exist." YouTube. YouTube, 13 June 2012. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <>.

"In Motion." AAME :. New York Public Library, 2005. Web. 10 Jan. 2016. <>.

Kansas Migrant and EEL Academy. "A Young Immigrant's Story." YouTube. YouTube, 6 Aug. 2012. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <>.

"Migrant Crisis in Europe." Listen Current. Listen Current, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <>.

"The Guardian View on Climate Change and Social Disruption." The Guardian. N.p., 8 Mar. 2015. Web. 10 Jan. 2016. <>.

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