Mexico Usa Carly Goodwin

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Mexico Usa Carly Goodwin

  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 your 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 your map, and identify any of the USA’s pull factors? </li></ul>
  6. 6. San Diego, California USA ; beach, shopping centre
  7. 7. Grand Canyon, Arizona USA
  8. 8. Hoover Dam, Nevada USA
  9. 9. Lake Mead; created by the Hoover dam
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. Bright lights...
  12. 12. How does quality of life here differ from within Mexico?
  13. 13. 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>
  14. 14. 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, feelings and plans </li></ul><ul><li>2nd paragraph: start of your journey, perhaps mentioning push factors </li></ul><ul><li>3rd paragraph: 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>
  15. 15. Try to include: <ul><li>Details of the push factors that are making you want to move; think about money, housing, crime, 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? </li></ul><ul><li>What you did if you managed to cross the border </li></ul><ul><li>To help you, use: - your map, information from the travel journal, and your interpretation of any images of the USA and Mexico </li></ul>

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