1.2.4 Forced migrations - detailed examples

Content

  • Geographic inquiry and concept(s)
    • Processes of population change and their effect on people and places
  • Geographic knowledge and understanding
    • The causes and consequences of forced migration and internal displacement
  • Case study or detailed examples
    • Detailed examples of two or more forced movements, to include environmental and political push factors, and consequences for people and places
  • Aims of this lesson
    • To develop two detailed examples of forced migrations making sure to include environmental and political push factors, and consequences for people and places.

Base knowledge and understanding

Video clip

Visualization

The Great Syrian Escape

Words to be defined

  • maritime refugee crisis
  • persecution
  • eastern Mediterranean route
  • forced displacement
  • resettlement
  • family reunification
Context

Context

Write

Remote learning task

  1. Ensure that you have added the intended knowledge and understanding for this lesson to your notes.
  2. [Optional] Take a moment to look at the video clip, visualization and news article in the 'Base knowledge and understanding section.
  3. Take some time to look at the three items below - The Uprooted, Seeking refuge for my children and Why Boat Refugees Don't Fly!
  4. You need to create two detailed examples. One based upon the Syrian refugee crisis and the other upon either of the climate refugees below. Your detailed examples must include:
    • the push factors
    • the consequences for people
    • the consequences for places
    • [Use a single slide for each detailed example using an app such as Google Slides or PowerPoint.]
  5. [Optional] Have a go at doing the exam style question in the Review section at the bottom of the page.
Link

Seeking refuge for my children - Javier Bauluz, the first Spanish photojournalist to win a Pulitzer Prize, walked with refugees as they traveled from Greece to Germany.

Read

Forced movement detailed example #1 - The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Link

BBC News - Why is there a war in Syria? [15 March 2018]

Link

Al Jazeera - Syria's civil war explained from the beginning [14 April 2018]

Read

Forced movement detailed example #2 - Climate Refugees - Lake Chad region, Africa

Watch from 27 minutes and 40 seconds to focus upon the Lake Chad region.
Link

European Council on Foreign Relations - Climate-driven migration in Africa [20 December 2017]

Read

Forced movement detailed example #3 - Climate Refugees - Alaska, USA

Kivalina, AK

Concepts

Concepts

Forced migration have impacts upon people and places. The power of the push factors will affect the number of people that move.

Review

Review

State and explain one environmental push factor causing an instance of forced migration. [1 + 2]

State and explain one political push factor causing an instance of forced migration. [1 + 2]