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2.en.07 Migratory Movements

What things make people move from their country of origin?

Have a look at this video to learn about some issues related to international migration movements:

In the video they have commented on the importance of the amount of money immigrants send to their countries of origin.

This is called remittance money. We are going to explore what quantities are sent from country to country in an interactive map. Just click on the map below:

 

 

Now we are going to explore the site of the Grout Museum of History & Science, so we are going to learn about immigration in Grout, Iowa (US). Click on the photo below to start:

immigrants in us

When today we listen to stories of people escaping from their countries massively, some countries have decided to build walls at their borders in order to stop these poeple from getting in.

However, these kind walls are not something of the present. Do you know of any old walls that separated countries?

Great Wall China

Berlin wall

Have you heard about Mr. Trump and his plans of building a wall at the border with Mexico? For centuries walls have been built to try stop people from moving across borders.

Have a look at the three articles below:

  • Choose one of the walls and find out:
  1. The two countries it separates
  2.  Its length
  3. The time it was built
  4. Its efficiency

Daily Mail

The Economist

Washington Post


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