004 - Diasporas

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

How diasporas influence cultural diversity and identify at both global and local scales.

Concepts

Diaspora has the power to influence cultural diversity and identity at both global and local scales.

Aims

  • To have knowledge and understanding of how diasporas influence cultural diversity and identity at both global and local scales.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of overseas Chinese as a case study of a global diaspora population and their cultures.

Key Terminology

            • Diaspora
            • Minority Traits
            • Great Firewall

We will define the key terms above as we go through the lesson.


Useful Links

Activity One - Describe

Answer the following bullet points by using the 'Useful Resources' and the images below the questions.


      1. Using Google Earth, where have the Chinese migrated to?
      2. Why have the Chinese chosen these areas to migrate to? Think back to out initial global interactions lessons of a shrinking world.
      3. How do the pictures below suggest that the Chinese culture is being preserved? The montage of photographs in the Youtube clip will also help you.
      4. Explain how diaspora can preserve a culture. Consider the following points:
                • Food
                • Education
                • Social Organisations
                • Language
                • Flow of people
                • Religion
                • Dress

Image One - China Town, San Francisco

How Chinese Live...

Exam Style Question

Using examples, analyse how diasporas influence cultural diversity and identity at both global and local scales. [12 marks]

This lesson was development in collaboration with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway. For more resources please visit www.geographyalltheway.com