Our district adopted the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook this year, found on the DiscoveryEd online portal. As the trainers for this Techbook even say, it is "not a curriculum" but rather "a resource." To that end, my colleagues and I have had to create a variety of worksheets to support the activities in the Techbook as well as quiz questions for reading passages that can be uploaded to Socrative or Kahoots or even used on Google Forms. Some of the resources have been retyped from the original pdf format into a Word doc or spreadsheet with minor format and directions changes. ALL resources I have created are for Grade 7, World Geography chapters TO ACCOMPANY the DiscoveryEd online Techbook. There is no direct text from the chapters themselves. For that, you will need an account with Discovery Education.
This resource is an activity assignment based on the one from the Techbook for Chapter 12.3, a short unit on Citizenry. This unit, which we found closer to the end of the school year, will be the one we begin with next year - it's that good!
This particular resource is the graphic organizer that accompanies the full lesson - Categorization. Students are asked to determine first the difference between a "pull factor" and a "push factor" for migration. (The Explore pages details this concept nicely.) Then, students are asked to read the Explo0re pages to find out about different migrating groups (i.e. Vietnamese Boat People, Rwandan refugees, etc.).
I conducted this as a Jigsaw group activity with success. My colleague completed the activity in regular small groups with success as well.
As an aside, we then taught the students how to create a PowToon and asked them to choose any one push or pull factor to illustrate. They had a blast with it and they were proud showing them off to peers.
THE ANSWER KEY IS INCLUDED!