Who migrates?

Introduction to Module 2: Who migrates?

In this module students will learn about who migrates exploring the demographics of migrants and migration corridors.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to specify the broad patterns of who migrates, including migrant population trends broken-down by nationality, gender, age, and occupational background.

WMR Chapter Focus

This module draws on the global overview of migration and migrants in Chapter 2 of the World Migration Report 2020 and 2022, as well as the demographic data on children detailed in Chapter 8 of the World Migration Report 2020.

Proposed Schedule

2 50-minute lessons.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction on material; Student Resource Sheet and Questions; Table and Chart Case Study
  • Lesson 2: Text-base Case Study; Interactive Scenario

Student Assessment

There are several assessment options in this module and teacher may use some or all of them.

  • Understanding the Basics:
    • Questions based on the Student Resource Sheets
  • Going Further:
    • Text case study: Migrant issues related to women
    • Data case study: Demographic issues related to migrants in the Caribbean and Latin America; Migration and Children
    • Interactive Scenario: Parliament Committees to exploring how migrants contribute to the social-cultural, civic-political, and economy of a country

Evidence of Learning

An Evidence of Learning activity is included at the end of the module

Starter Activity

Spend time going over the IOM Key Global Migration Figures graphic. Ask students if any of the data presented is surprising. Research a famous person who was a migrant (examples: Madeleine Albright, Wycliff Jean, Yusra Mardini or examples from Stories Behind a Line) and talk to the class about their story and how they contributed to society after leaving their country of origin.

Interactive Visualization

Go to Stories Behind a Line and view the interactive migrant stories with your students. You can pick 2 or 3 to highlight.