1. Display Overhead 1. Have students address the question
posed by the handout. The answer is movement or migration.
the second question on the handout. The answer to this
question is a differentiation between voluntary and involuntary
(or forced) migration is being made. It is important that
this differentiation be made.
have the students look at the 1st statement and the 3rd
statement of the handouts on voluntary migration and see
if they can further differentiate the two. The difference
is one represents a long-distance border crossing migration
while the other is representative of internal migration
(note: In today’s context
this would be international.).
introduced the terms migration, voluntary, involuntary,
international and internal, students will now define them
in their notes, either individually or as a class project.
Note to teachers: In defining forced and
voluntary migration it is important students be able to clearly
differentiate the two and understand involuntary or forced
migration is considered forced, because the individuals
who move have no control over it. Their choice has been taken
away by others. Voluntary migration does not eliminate
choice. The choices may not be optimal but they are still
done with definitions, introduce the concepts of push and pull as
factors that influence migration. Push factors are disadvantages
in an area that influence individual choices to move to
another locale. Pull factors are advantages within an area,
which attract migrants. Most pull factors are the opposite
of push factors.
students and give each a copy of Handout 1. Give students
time to go through the list and check when economic, social,
political, or environmental influences represent the factor.
students are done, have them ask about any factors they
were unsure of. Discuss as a class what the answer(s) might
students share on their experience in learning about Native
American history. Address how different their answers were
in their handouts and why that may have been so. Pose the
question: Was any of this information new to them?
Ponder: Are there other instances of forced migrations
or movements taking place today? Where?