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US - English 10 Migration Unit: Case studies of migration (Extension)

This research unit

Essential questions

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


From The China Post, a newspaper article about the migration back to the countryside within China today.​


Story of young Mexican boy who dies crossing the border into the U.S.



Environmental migration (climate)

A story from Poland


Migration from Africa

When you don't exist


Amnesty International presents migration today from a different perspective.

Political migrations

Social migration to the UK

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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