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Brain Drain: Healthcare Workers

This resource uses a map and newspaper articles to provide a broad overview of the contemporary 'brain drain' of healthcare workers. Its goal is to further understanding of the general dynamics of contemporary migrations of healthcare workers and to stimulate thinking about the implications of this movement for sending and destination countries, as well as for the migrants themselves.

Coolie Trade in the 19th Century

This resource consists of historical documents about Chinese coolies imported to Cuba during the 19th century. Its goal is to highlight the human experience during the coolie trade and to encourage critical thinking about how the coolie trade and coolies were portrayed and discussed internationally.

Education and Integration of Migrant Workers' Children

This resource consists of videos concerning the education of migrant workers' children in Shanghai, China and in the United States.Their goal is to help us think critically about the impact of migration on the education and integration of migrants' children in different national and international contexts.

Global Economy and Migration

This resource is a documentary film about global labor migration from developing countries to developed ones at the end of the twentieth century. Its goal is to encourage critical thinking about the influence that global capitalism has on local economies and individual decisions to migrate.

Migration, Food, and Cultural Exchange: Mexico and the United States

The following sources include a poem and newspaper article that deal with contemporary issues of migration and foodways. Its goal is to examine food as an assertion of ethnic identity and as a site of cultural exchange and contestation between countries and people.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:
III. WORLD HISTORY F. Emergence of a Global Age, 1450 AD - 1800 AD: 2. Students will explain the consequences of the exchange of plants, animals, and disease microorganisms in both the Americas and Eurasia. 3. Students will explain the development of a world market of mineral and agricultural commodities.

I. US HISTORY B. Three Worlds Converge, 1450-1763: 2. Students will explain the consequences of the exchange of plants, animals, and disease microorganisms in both the Americas and Eurasia. 3. Students will explain the development of a world market of mineral and agricultural commodities.

Remittances and Development

This resource uses maps, a video and texts to provide an understanding of the financial flows of migrant remittances. This goal is to encourage students to think critically about the multiple impacts of remittances on sending communities.

This lesson addresses state standards:

VI. ECONOMICS D. International Economic Relationships: The student will understand the key factors involved in the United States' economic relationships with other nations.

Urbanization and Migration in the Developing World

The following graph, map, video and news report provide a general overview of urbanization trends since 1950, in addition to specific stories of urban migrants in Asia. The goal of this lesson is to provide an understanding of the scale of recent urbanization in different global regions and the diverse roles that migrants play in contributing to urbanization.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:

III. WORLD HISTORY G. Age of empires and Revolutions, 1640 - 1920: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of the Industrial Revolution during the 19th century.

III. WORLD HISTORY I. The Post-War Period, 1945 - Present: Students will describe and analyze processes of "globalization" as well as persistent rivalries and inequalities among the world's regions, and assess the successes and failures of various approaches to address these.

V. GEOGRAPHY C. Spatial Organization: Students will use the concepts of push and pull factors to explain the general patterns of human movement in the modern era, including international migration, migration within the United States and major migrations in other parts of the world.

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