The population growth of a country cannot be determined until you factor in both immigration and emigration. Hence, after we study all the natural increases and cultural influences that impact a country's growth, we have to study migration or the permanent change of residence.
Friday the 15th we did an introduction to migration in the form of interactive notes. We returned to it on Thursday the 21 after you worked in pairs on your Great Migration Projects. Much of this chapter is being done on your own, and I am confident you will all do great work and excited to see your results.
I was impressed by most of the groups and how great you all worked together this week. I overhead wonderfully intellectual conversations in which you applied your knowledge of a type of migration to different situations and bickered/argued/"discussed" with your partners about information and design. Seriously, from my point of view, most of you were on-task and killin' in. I am looking forward to Monday and the start of your presentations.
I found this really cool website, peoplemovin, that visualizes migration flows around the world and lists top migration corridors.
This blog looks at urban migration flows, CHICAGO is on there!
And this site lets you search by map and migration flows. Check out a country or two to see WHERE people are migrating.
Remember to check your assignment page for your homework this weekend and over Thanksgiving break!
EXTRA CREDIT: Let's see how many of you read your class blog!
Complete an OPTIC for the map above (original can be found from the second link above) and turn it into me for extra credit by December 6!