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To get a personal perspective on the importance of internal migration and its effects, you will construct a personal migration map accompanied by a narrative account of one family’s experiences.

To get a personal perspective on the importance of internal migration and its effects, you will construct a personal migration map accompanied by a narrative account of one family’s experiences. You may choose to use
information gathered through interviews in previous lessons, or to conduct other interviews focusing on your
own family’s migration history.
Gather information through an interview. Prepare a set of questions that will help you trace the family’s
migration history, including instances of internal migration. Specifically address the types of immigration
(internal or international), the characteristics of the immigrants (age, sex, and economic and family status at the
time), reasons for the migration, where the migrants settled (Was it an ethnic enclave?), the existence of chain
migration, and intervening obstacles in the migration process.
Prepare a map that is illustrated and annotated with the names of towns and cities of the migration and include
arrows to indicate movements, dates for moves, and basic push-pull factors (such as job opportunities) that
prompted migration. Organize the information you will use to present a narrative account of the migrations. Note
that your narrative should also address what types of social, cultural, economic, and political effects each step in
the migration had.
Select a way to present a narrative account of the family’s migrations. You have several choices for presenting
your narrative. You may wish to use the Web 2.0 tools feature to learn more about these options.
Essay

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