The Toolkit draws upon the extensive research and analysis in the World Migration Report series to deliver specialized tools and resources for use by key audiences, such as educators. The World Migration Report is the flagship publication series of the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations migration agency. The report presents data and information on human migration together with analysis of complex and emerging migration issues. It has been in production for more than two decades. Because of its global focus, the Toolkit uses content from around the world to support learning on this global issue. Just like the Report itself, this Toolkit has been peer reviewed by education and migration experts to ensure it meets the highest quality standards.
Through the Toolkit classrooms will be able to engage critically on crucial themes related to population movement, demographic change and the drivers of migration, displacement and mobility. Divided into seven modules, the Educators’ Toolkit addresses some of the foundational questions in migration studies, but in a format that is accessible for a secondary-level human geography course. The modules provide instructors with the option to utilize the entire Toolkit, but also the flexibility to draw upon certain resources that best suit the course design and classroom of their school. Each module focuses on a specific aspect of migration, as follows:
- What is migration?
- Who migrates?
- Why do people migrate?
- Where do people migrate?
- How do people migrate?
- When do people migrate?
- Implications of migration.
Within each module, the educator will find a set of resources which can be applied within the classroom to spur student learning on the topic.
- Resource guides—Two page briefs which compile the research and analysis on the topic and provide some starter questions to check for understanding and begin discussion. An excellent starter piece for a lesson.
- Case studies—In-depth studies of migration topics for extending student thinking. Divided into Text case studies and Data case studies, these allow the student to see how concepts are applied in specific regional contexts.
- Interactive Scenarios—The core of the curriculum, these interactive activities allow students to engage in migration concepts in a role-playing situation based on a real world scenario.
While the World Migration Report is the primary source document for much of the research and analysis presented in this curriculum, educators will find that students will also be encouraged to access other primary source documents to inform their learning.
We hope that this Educators’ Toolkit will be of great use to you and your students. For more information, you can access the World Migration Report here and view the data visualization of the report here. You can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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