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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.

Demographic Trends, Fertility and Migration

This resource consists of graphs and articles that review general demographic changes and related national policies on migration. The goal is to provide information about general population trends, while encouraging a critical examination of policies, such as replacement migration, which are designed to address these trends.

Gender Ratios in Global Migration: Men who Migrate, Women who Wait?

This resource uses a text and graft to show how the gender ratio of international migrants--the proportion of male to female migrants--has changed over time. Its goal is to stimulate thinking about shifting gender ratios in global migration and to consider how migration affects men and women differently.

This resource couples a visual and descriptive map of urban ethnic enclaves with an oral interview by an immigrant growing up in New York City. Its goal is to provide different ways of "mapping" or understanding life for immigrants living in cities at the turn of the century.

Migration and Sex: Trafficked Humans or Sex Workers?

This resource includes a handbook and report related to contemporary debates about women migrants and sex. Its goal is to complicate stereotypes that depict women migration who engage in sex as either victims or agents.

Projecting Maps, Making Representations

merc2.jpgThis resource compares four different world maps. Its goals are to encourage critical thinking about maps as representations and to show how maps influence the ways in which one conceptualizes the world.

There is not a specific state standard for 9-12 Geography that deals with map distortion, though many teachers may find this useful as an introductory activity or an exercise in critical thinking.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:

IV. HISTORICAL SKILLS B. Historical Resources: 1. Students will identify, describe, and extract information from various types of historical sources, both primary and secondary. 2. Students will assess the credibility and determine appropriate use of different sorts of sources.

V. GEOGRAPHY B. Essential Skills: The student will use maps, globes, geographic information systems, and other databases to answer geographic questions at a variety of scales from local to global.

Racial Encounters in Colonial America

This resource reprints European engravings of Amerindians in colonial New Spain and New Portugal. Its goal is to explain how ideas about race contributed to European justifications of conquest and colonization.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:
V. US HISTORY B. Three Worlds Converge, 1450 - 1763: The student will understand how European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples.

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.

White Man's Burden

This resource collects British and American texts and political cartoons justifying overseas imperialism during the late 19th century. Its goal is to encourage critical analysis of the ways in which imperialist endeavors were strongly racialized.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:

I. US HISTORY J. Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1916: Students will examine the causes of the Spanish-American war and analyze its effects on foreign policy, national identity, and the debate over the new role of America as a growing power in the Pacific and Latin America.

III. WORLD HISTORY G. Age of Empires and Revolutions, 1640 AD - 1920 AD: 1. Students will explain the rise of U.S. influence in the Americas and the Pacific. 2. Students will analyze the motives and consequences of European imperialism in Africa and Asia. 3. Students will compare motives and methods of various forms of colonialism and various colonial powers.

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