Subject: History, Social Studies
Lesson Length: 50 - 55 mins
Topic: Mass Migration Trends During the Industrial Revolution
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will develop an understanding of the reasons why people leave their home and begin a new life in a new place.
Know Before You Start: Students should understand the meaning of migration.
Read and discuss the sample comic.
Explore other reasons (push/pull factors) why groups of people may leave their homes and settle in a new place. Explain that over time many groups have voluntarily left home or were forced to leave.
- Select and research two groups of people that migrated in mass groups during the Industrial Revolution.
- Create a comic illustrating the push/pull factors of these migration groups. Each panel should include:
A group that migrated in mass.
A caption describing the push or pull factor that caused the group to migrate.
Dialogue, facial expressions, and actions depicting the emotions these groups felt.
- Share and discuss student comics, focusing on the push/pull factors that caused each group to migrate.
- Was the migration forced or voluntary?
- Did where these people settled impact the culture and social constructs within the new settlement?
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
Provide sentence starters as needed.
Allow students to work with a peer model.
Provide a graphic organizer.
Comic to print or display: Comic.
- Character Map.
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