Enriquez Mystery

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An introduction to migration for year 8

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Enriquez Mystery

  1. 1. Starter - What is this man doing? Use this image and song to help fill in the boxes on your starter sheet. Think about the 5 W’s when asking questions. What? Why? When? Where? Who? Also don’t forget to listen to the music.
  2. 3. A) Who is Enrique? C) Why is he trying to do this? B) What is he attempting to do? D) How desperate is Enrique? Circle your answer 1) very desperate 2) slightly desperate 3) not very desperate 4) not at all desperate E) How do you know this? <ul><li>Read through cards A to X. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the questions and fill in the answers underneath each question. Use the cards to make your answers detailed. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Enrique disguised himself as a car seat to cross the border
  4. 5. This woman hid herself in the dashboard of a car in order to avoid detection at the border.
  5. 6. Aim : Understand what push and pull factors are and give examples of each factor. Aim for: Know and understand the push and pull factors that cause migration from Mexico  USA Aim Higher: Evaluate the effect of these push and pull factors in Mexico and the USA Objectives
  6. 7. Where is the border?
  7. 12. <ul><li>What is the Tortilla Curtain? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the migrants called who try to cross the border illegally? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do they have to pass through the border illegally? Why don’t they go through the legal border crossing? </li></ul><ul><li>How many people cross illegally in one year and how many are arrested? </li></ul><ul><li>How many people pass through the border legally? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do the migrants go to in America if they are successful in crossing the border, what do they earn? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think America likes these illegal immigrants? </li></ul>
  8. 17. Plenary -Two Mexicans have been caught and put in a cell.... I wanted to go to the USA because… (include good points about the USA) I wanted to leave Mexico because… (include bad points about Mexico)
  9. 18. Around 1,000,000 people a year are caught by the United States Border Patrol trying to cross the border. Many of these are repeat offenders. What would make you risk a crossing ? What do you think most American’s think of the ‘illegal aliens’ or ‘pollos’ as they are called ? Why are some people glad to see the illegal immigrants?
  10. 19. The border at night
  11. 20. Creative Writing... <ul><li>You are now to begin a piece of creative writing about migration from Mexico to the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine that you are one of the many Mexicans desperate to get into the USA, bearing in mind the numerous push and pull factors that you are aware of…. </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot cross the border legally; you must sneak across. </li></ul><ul><li>You are to produce a piece of writing telling the story of how you managed to cross the border (or not!!) </li></ul>
  12. 22. How to write creatively… <ul><li>use the past tense </li></ul><ul><li>first person viewpoint (ie. “I”) </li></ul><ul><li>in chronological order (ie. Order of time) </li></ul><ul><li>opening paragraph: describe your situation, your feelings and your plans </li></ul><ul><li>2nd paragraph: the start of your journey, perhaps mentioning the push factors </li></ul><ul><li>3rd paragraph: your journey over the border, still mentioning push but also pull factors </li></ul><ul><li>use adjectives to project the mood and describe your feelings </li></ul><ul><li>include lots of your feelings; how would you feel if you got caught?? </li></ul>
  13. 24. Try to include: <ul><li>Details of the push factors that are making you want to move. Think about money, housing, crime, lack of employment opportunities, natural hazards (earthquakes), transport systems </li></ul><ul><li>What was attracting you towards the USA ( pull factors) ? </li></ul><ul><li>How you travelled over the border ? </li></ul><ul><li>Any danger you experienced along the way; did you meet the border patrols, did you pay a ‘coyote’ to help ? </li></ul><ul><li>What you did if you managed to cross the border </li></ul>
  14. 25. Possible formats: A diary A statement to the border patrol, or in court A letter home An e-mail home A poem A phone conversation

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