Push and Pull Factors and Human Rights

This Push and Pull Factors and Human Rights lesson plan also includes:

What factors might make a person want to emigrate from their home country? What factors might make a person want to immigrate to a new country? Class members study the various waves of immigration to the US, looking at data about the number of immigrants, their countries of origin, and events that precipitated these migrations. They then analyze the story of an immigrant, identify the factors involved in the migration, and the human rights violations revealed by the scenarios.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have each class member interview a family member or friend about the push and pull factors that led the individual to the US
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires multiple color copies
  • The fourth in a series of 13 resources designed to be used in order
Pros

  • The 18-page packet includes a detailed plan, worksheets, images, discussion questions, and 40 scenarios for the class to analyze
Cons

  • None