Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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

CHINA

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

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/2008/12/31/190026/China%27s-great.htm​

Mexico

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

Peru

Canada

Environmental migration (climate)

A story from Poland

Poland

Migration from Africa

When you don't exist

FICTION

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. <http://www.migrationmuseum.org./>.

Al Jazeera English. "Canada Closing Door to Immigrants." YouTube. YouTube, 10 June 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz4Ee1eich4>.

Al Jazeera America. "Illegal Immigrants Face Dangerous Mexican/US Border - One Story." YouTube. YouTube, 8 Apr. 2014. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMq-MTw2wA>.

Amnesty International. "When You Don't Exist." YouTube. YouTube, 13 June 2012. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OUpsWCvE38>.

"In Motion." AAME :. New York Public Library, 2005. Web. 10 Jan. 2016. <http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/index.cfm>.

Kansas Migrant and EEL Academy. "A Young Immigrant's Story." YouTube. YouTube, 6 Aug. 2012. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLFam_BqcnQBlaAvf9zvZfKzlyWveIBdUK&v=JqGAVBMJZpM>.

"Migrant Crisis in Europe." Listen Current. Listen Current, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <https://listencurrent.com/current_events/490-migrant-crisis-in-europe>.

"The Guardian View on Climate Change and Social Disruption." The Guardian. N.p., 8 Mar. 2015. Web. 10 Jan. 2016. <http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/08/guardian-view-climate-change-social-disruption>.

Zurich International School
Steinarcherstrasse 140
8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
+41 (0) 58 750 2500