Population 9 - Mexico To Usa Migration

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  • Population 9 - Mexico To Usa Migration

    1. 1. Migration: Mexico to USA <ul><li>Study these images………. </li></ul><ul><li>They will help you to understand: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what the landscape of the USA/Mexico border is like </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>why some Mexican people are so desperate to migrate to the USA. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What the journey over the border is like for emigrants </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Images of Tijuana, Mexico...
    3. 3. …what adjectives would you use to describe this region??
    4. 4. Does this Tijuana neighbourhood look well planned?? <ul><li>Can you locate Tijuana on a map of the border? </li></ul><ul><li>Try to describe what you think the quality of life here is like, using the adjectives you thought of earlier. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Understanding reasons for migration to the USA <ul><li>Having thought about life in Tijuana, you may have lots of ideas about why some Mexicans are desperate to migrate to the USA (push factors). </li></ul><ul><li>Now study these images of locations in the USA, just over the border from Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you locate these places on a map, and identify any of the USA’s pull factors? </li></ul>
    6. 6. San Diego, California USA
    7. 7. Grand Canyon, Arizona USA
    8. 8. Hoover Dam, Nevada USA
    9. 9. Living Las Vegas... <ul><li>How many ‘pull factors’ have you listed? </li></ul><ul><li>These images of Las Vegas should certainly help you to think of more… </li></ul><ul><li>These are ‘bright lights’ images of the ‘American Dream’. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Bright lights...
    11. 11. How does quality of life here differ from within Mexico?
    12. 12. These facts and figures should help you understand the situation that results from the push and pull factors
    13. 13. Legal Mexican Immigration to the US, 1901-1998
    14. 14. Illegal Aliens in the United States by Country of Origin, 1996 (in 1,000s)
    15. 15. Apprehensions at the US-Mexico Border, 1994-2000
    16. 16. Produce a 1 page poster (in your book or on A4 paper) summarizing the reasons why so many people choose to move from Mexico to the USA. Clearly separate PUSH and PULL factors.

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