ERIC Number: ED390757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Why Do People Move? Migration from Latin America. A Curriculum Unit for History and Social Studies, Grades 6-10.
This resource packet looks at the migration flows from six countries in Latin America: Mexico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Cuba. Students will develop an understanding of some of the conditions that exist in both sending and receiving communities, of the connections that facilitate migration, and of the causes of these movements. The activities focus on developing multiple perspectives through the analysis of migration issues. The 10 activities include: (1) "How Do You See It?"; (2) "Why Do People Move?"; (3) "Migration History"; (4) "Corridos from Mexico"; (5) "Visa for a Dream" (Dominican Republic); (6) "Children of El Salvador"; (7) "Seeking Asylum" (Guatemala); (8) "Shipwrecked between Countries" (Haiti); (9) "Balseros from Cuba"; and (10)"Migration Mosaic." Each lesson contains supplementary handouts and support materials. Several primary documents are incorporated into the lessons to present students with a range of perspectives on the topic being studied. Activities address a variety of multiple abilities, including linguistic, visual/spatial, musical and dramatic abilities. Contains 13 references. (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Immigration, International Relations, Migrants, Migration, Migration Patterns, Political Attitudes, Refugees, Safety, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World Affairs
Latin America Project/SPICE, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: Latin America