Human Mobility: Overcoming Barriers

Human Mobility.doc

Human Development Report (2009):

  1. How can migration expand a person’s choices?
  2. What are some of the benefits of migration?
  3. Which group particularly would benefit from migration?

Video: (8:29)

  1. How many people move within their own country?
  2. Where do they usually move to? Why?
  3. What problems do they face?
  4. What are they hoping for their future?


  1. Where do they migrate to?
  2. How long does it take?
  3. What problems do they face when they get there?

Jakarta, Indonesia

  1.  What are two dangers women face?
  2. Give an example of abuse women face?

Thailand – Cambodia Border

  1.  How are migrants treated in Thailand?
  2. What is the benefit to the employer for hiring Cambodians?


  1. What is the connection to Freedom Writers?
  2. In Canada there are four categories of immigrants:
    1. family class (closely related persons of Canadian residents living in Canada),
    2. economic immigrants (skilled workers and business people),
    3. other (people accepted as immigrants for humanitarian or compassionate reasons)
    4. refugees (people who are escaping persecution, torture or cruel and unusual punishment).
  3. What are the top 10 nationalities admitted into Canada (bottom of page):
  4. Can you pass the Canadian Immigration Test?

Mobility Quiz:

(12 Questions). If you don’t understand the question, just guess and read the correct answer.

Curriculum Connection:

  • compare living and working conditions in countries with different patterns of settlement, and examine how demographic factors could affect their own lives in the future.
  • compare key characteristics (e.g., quality of life, level of industrialization and urbanization) of a number of developed and developing countries;

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