Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Migration Stories

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Social Studies

TOPICS: Global Change, Migration, World Population Trends/History

Resource Overview

In small groups, students take on the role of real-world migrants and take turns in the “hot seat” to answer questions about their unique journey.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify push/pull factors from a real-world migration.
  • Develop purposeful questions as a means of understanding a migration story.
  • Interpret news articles and research sources to create a realistic migration story.
  • Summarize similarities and differences among various migrations happening around the world
There are many reasons people migrate from one place to another, and some walk, drive, take trains, planes or boats

Features of This Resource

  • Migration lesson is great for APHG
  • Students take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures (SEL competency)
  • Students propel conversations by posing and responding to questions

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