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Causes of Migrations

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Base Knowledge and Understanding

Base knowledge and understanding


Mapping Mediterranean migration

Source [15 September 2014]

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Definition migration
push factor
pull factor
asylum seeker
News Article
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The aim of this lesson:

  • To be able to discuss [offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence] the causes of migrations, both forced and voluntary.
  The movement of people, involving a change of residence. It can be internal or external (international) and voluntary or forced. It does not include temporary circulations such as commuting or tourism. A person who (1) belongs to a normally migratory culture who may cross national boundaries, or (2) has fled his or her native country for economic reasons rather than fear of political or ethnic persecution.
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Geography Activities

Major Migrations since 1900

Migration Map
For each of the 11 international migrations listed above - note down the date, country of origin and country of destination. Research the migrations and write a brief summary of the reasons for the population movement. Classify each as being forced or voluntary.
Migration Map
Geography Activities


Geography Activities

Lees' Model

Geography Activities

Modern Day Refugee Movement - Out of Syria

Click on the image above to begin a journey fleeing Syria for Europe.
BBC News
  Syria: The story of the conflict [12 March 2015]
BBC News
  Syria's refugee exodus [29 May 2014]
The Guardian
  Where are the Syrian refugees going? [29 January 2014]
Use only an annotated version of Lee's Model to present a detailed example of a recent refugee movement.
Geography Activities

Examples from the 'IB Five'

Use a news site such as Google News or BBC News to find a migration related news story for each of the 5 'IB Focus Countries'.
The IB Five
Geography Review


Print, read and process your 'IB Focus Countries' news stories. Classify them as being forced or voluntary, internal (national) or international. on facebook
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