Ch 31: Geography & Migration

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Take a look in this chapter on geography and migration. Examine internal migration, forced migration, migration patterns, population distributions, and how the availability of resources have affected migration within the United States.

Geography & Migration - Chapter Summary

Take a look at the lessons in this chapter to find out about the causes and effects of human migration in the United States and worldwide. Get familiar with migration patterns and population distribution in different areas. Look closely at labor migration and the meaning of the term diaspora. You'll even see how populations in rural and urban areas have changed over time.

We also include a historic view of the effects of colonization, westward expansion, and advances in transportation and communications. Throughout the chapter, you'll study such topics as:

  • Types, trends and consequences of internal migration
  • Patterns and impacts of contemporary migration, including forced migration
  • Differences in population distribution in urban and rural areas
  • Impact of resources on the movement of products, people and capital in the United States
  • Factors that affect U.S. geographic patterns
  • Theories on Latin American migration to the U.S.
  • Worldwide migration in the 21st century
  • Ethical issues associated with migration policies

The lessons are short videos that average 5-10 minutes run time apiece. Each video comes with a written transcript for an alternative review. The timeline tool makes it very simple to locate a specific section of any video for replay. Track your progress through this chapter on your dashboard to see what you've covered and what you still need to work on.

8 Lessons in Chapter 31: Geography & Migration
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Internal Migration: Types, Trends & Consequences

1. Internal Migration: Types, Trends & Consequences

People leave town and don't plan on coming back for a variety of reasons. In this lesson, we'll look at internal migration, as well as some of the consequences of people leaving home.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

2. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

3. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in the U.S.

4. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in the U.S.

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how the natural resources of the United States affected the movement of products, capital, and people throughout history. A short quiz will follow.

Factors Influencing Geographic Patterns in the United States

5. Factors Influencing Geographic Patterns in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how colonization, westward expansion, immigration, transport, and communication have influenced geographic patterns in the U.S. historically. A short quiz will follow.

Causes of Latin American Migration to the United States

6. Causes of Latin American Migration to the United States

This video examines the causes of Latin American migration to the United States. In particular, we look at 5 theories of Latin American migration and highlight them with examples of different kinds of Latin American migration.

21st Century Population Migration in a New World

7. 21st Century Population Migration in a New World

In this lesson, we broadly explore the current demographics and economic realities of the world and the driving engines behind the likely migrations which will occur in the 21st century.

The Ethics of Migration Policies

8. The Ethics of Migration Policies

Ever wonder why more people don't move to places like the United States, Europe, or Canada? In short, there are migration policies to prevent such large movements. This lesson will examine the ethics of those policies.

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