In this lesson, students will be evaluating the reasons people move, relocate, or immigrate, both historically and today, by considering the factors “pushing” people away from their current homes and those “pulling” people to new locations. Students will use manipulatives and other kinetic tools to differentiate several key push and pull factors, then create graphic organizers to organize their findings. Finally, students will be applying their new knowledge of push and pull factors to contemporary issues.
This lesson is aligned with the Common Core (CCSS) and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Standards. It also includes accommodations for English Language Learners (ESOL, EFL, ESL), exceptional education (ESE), and gifted students.