002 - Moving On

Factual Question

Why do people move to cities?

Debatable Question

Can the movement of people be modelled effectively?

Key Terminology

            • Migration

            • Forced migration

            • Voluntary migration

            • Seasonal migration

            • Push Factors

            • Pull Factors

            • Lee's Model of Migration

Define the key terms above using the useful links to help you. Remember to write in full sentences on lined paper.

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Activity One - Explain - Why the growth?

Now you know where the megacities are generally located in the world and why it is an important area to focus on, you need to understand why people are choosing to migrate internally and internationally to large urban areas.

  1. Looking at the image above what does this say about migration in Europe?

  2. Mind map the reasons why people may want to migrate? Maybe consider why your parents chose to move to Geneva.

  3. Next to the words put a plus (+) or minus ( - ) sign next to it to suggest whether the factor is a push or pull factor.

  4. We are now going to categorise the reasons for migration.

      • Using a green pen underline the environmental factors.

      • Using a red pen underline the economic factors.

      • Using a blue pen underline the social factors.

      • Using a pink pen underline the political factors.

  5. Watch the youtube clip below and add any factors that you have missed.

Activity Two - Models of Migration

Now you know why people migrate it is useful to see how the reasons why people move and the generalisations of movement can be modelled. We will be looking at two models of migration;

                • Lee's Model of Migration

                • Ravenstein's Law

  1. Draw a diagram of Lee's Model of Migration.

  2. Describe what the intervening obstacles might be.

  3. How is Lee's Model of Migration a more accurate view of how people migrate than just looking at the push and pull factors?

  4. Write a summary of Ravenstein's law and the different patterns of migration.

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