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Factors of Human Migration Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Teachers should use these lesson plans to teach students about human migration. Students will be able to explain factors that lead to migration using content-specific language.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Use content-specific vocabulary to describe human migration
  • Differentiate between push factors and pull factors
  • Describe cause and effect relationships related to human migration

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

Vocabulary

  • economic
  • forcible migration
  • generations
  • migration
  • natural resources
  • persecution
  • pull factor
  • push factor
  • refugee
  • social

Materials

  • Copies of the quiz
  • Copies of the lesson
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Chart paper
  • Markers

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