New Unit for Year 8
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Previous pages: POPULATION and POPULATION LESSONS
Why do people move ?
|Issues with moving
On the Borderline
USA / Mexico
|Moving within the UK
|People leaving the UK
|People moving into the UK 1
Taking a risk
BBC NEWS 24 Special
|Richard Allaway activity : Mystery|
|People moving into the UK 2
"No modern economy can afford to be anti-immigration."
Beverley Hughes, Home Office Minister
There is a useful site for Asylum seekers, refugees and displaced people at FORCED MIGRATION.
One theme which the media have pounced on is illegal immigration: locally (in Norfolk) there have been several articles on the arrival of Chinese (and other) immigrants. There was an article in the Guardian, and one in August in the EDP. This will be featured in the GEO BLOGS website.
MOVING HERE is one of the best sites on migration. It tells stories of how Caribbean, Irish, Jewish and South Asian communities came to the UK - looks at their journey, and what life was like once they had arrived. Has thousands of photographs, maps, clips of video and even sound files. THE resource for project work in this area.
The American IMMIGRATION site has some fascinating historical background. Immigrants were welcomed by the Statue of Liberty, with its inscribed plaque welcoming them in....
Do you know the meanings of these terms related to Migration ?
IMMIGRATION / EMIGRATION
PUSH AND PULL FACTORS
NEW COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRANTS
The centre for IMMIGRATION STUDIES has some very useful articles in an ARCHIVE HERE.
The BBC have put a section of their website onto the theme of POPULATION MIGRATION. Well worth a visit.
According to THIS ARTICLE, the world's population is set to fall, largely due to deaths from HIV/Aids in Africa.
Certain areas are undergoing loss of population. An article in 'The Times' recently featured Sicily. Young Sicilians are abandoning the island to search for work in Britain, Germany and the United States in a 'repeat' of the immigration which occurred in the 19th Century or Second World War. Junior schools are closing, and high unemployment has created a number of 'ghost villages'. In some villages no births have apparently been recorded all year.
A useful read in this area is Robert Winder's "Bloody Foreigners: the story of immigration to Britain". This can be seen in the BOOKSHOP.
A key moment in immigration history of UK was the arrival of the Empire Windrush in the late 1940s. An excellent starting point for this is the BBC SITE here. There are other BBC sites which trace the life of some of the passengers on the ship, which travelled from the Caribbean (including Jamaica) to Tilbury, docking in 1948. The ship arrived at a time of transition, following the end of the war. The new Caribbean migrants played a vital role in the various public services in which they immersed themselves. A useful circularity is that a lot of the migrants are now retiring back to the Caribbean for a comfortable retirement having sold their houses in London - they deserve to !
http://www.geographyalltheway.com/igcse_geography/populationsettlement/population/spiny_cactus_enter.htm - Richard Allaway's superb mini-site mystery complete with talking heads - one of a range of useful POPULATION based resources at Richard's site - check them out, and check out SITE PAL for the talking heads themselves.
An EXCELLENT book by Philippe Legrain
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