Let’s start from the beginning with Bridging World History, unit 3, “Human Migrations.” What do archeological and linguistic studies tell us about how early humans moved across Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas?
See this animation that explains Human Migration Hypotheses in Rediscovering Biology, unit 9, “Human Evolution.”
Teaching Geography looks at population growth and how cooperation and conflict influence movement across the Earth. For example, workshop 5, “Sub-Saharan Africa,” features case studies on human migration in Kenya and South Africa. Workshop, 2, “Latin America,” looks at how both cultural conflict and physical geography influence migrations across Guatemala, Mexico, and Ecuador.
The Power of Place includes several programs on human migration throughout the world. Unit 1, “Introduction: Globalization and World Regions,” Boundaries and Borderlands asks you to consider how the physical location of border towns, economic development, and U.S. border policy help shape human migration between the U.S. and its neighbor Mexico. Unit 10, “North America,” Cityscapes, Suburban Sprawl examines why Boston is full of different ethnicities and how the middle class flight from inner city to suburbia has affected farmland around Chicago.
The full list of regions covered in The Power of Place can be found on the website homepage.
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