004 - Responses Part Three

Syllabus Point

Discuss (AO3) the attempts to control migration into one country.

Image One - Migration
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Key Terminology

  • Discuss
  • Migration
Define the key terms above using the 'Command Term' posters in the classroom and the link below.

Useful Link

Activity One - Watch and Describe

We have already studied a fair amount about migration in different areas of the Geography course (Populations in Transition - Paper 1, Labour Flow - Paper 3) and so while it may seem that this syllabus point is just revision, we need to look at through a different lens. You will initially be reviewing where people have migrated to and what the makeup of migrants are within the USA. Remember we have focused on Mexican migrants to the USA before and so this area of the world will be used again. Answer the following questions using the map and the youtube clips below:
      1. Using the map below describe the flow of world migration since 1500.
      2. Watch the Youtube clip below and make notes on the key make up of migrants living in the USA.
      3. Using the second map, describe where the migrants generally live in the USA.

Image Two - World Map of Migration

Top 10 Immigrant Countries

America's Immigration History

Image Three - Map of the USA showing where migrants settle
Taken From: http://cdn.citylab.com/media/img/citylab/legacy/2014/04/14/international_migration.jpg
Taken From - http://www.esionline.org/blog/

Activity Two - Comprehension

As always you need to be able to incorporate detailed examples into your essays in the exam. For this activity, you are going to be focusing on why migration is a controversial topic within the USA and what is being done to control migration. You are Answer the following questions using your 'Global Interactions' textbook by Guinness pages 205 to 209, pages 58 to 83 in 'Global Interactions. IB Geography Case Studies for the Higher Level Extension' resource book and the Youtube link below.

  1. What are the causes of migration into the USA?
  2. What are the effects of migration on the USA? Consider racism, impact on employment, diaspora, diffusion of culture etc.
  3. What attempts have the USA made to control migration?
  4. What has Arizona done that is controversial? Pages 70-71 in the Case Study book.
  5. Can the USA still be deemed a melting pot?

BBC - Broken lives of immigrants deported from US to Mexico