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US - English 10 Migration Unit: Great migrations in history (Extension)

This research unit

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. For more information, click on Migration US above. We will look at case studies of migration from Ireland.

Migration from Ireland (19th Century)


Americans move west

Migration and Australia

Books in the library

Migration in Roman Times

Child migration from Britain: 20th century

Migration from Africa

Migration from Asia

Migration from Europe (19th Century)

Migration from Europe 20th century


Migration to UK

With thanks

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

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