Educator Resources-Migration

Message to Educators:

For instructors and community organizers using the book to teach on migration, we have provided the below resources which you can use and build upon. Please join the member community if you would like to share how you adapted the resources and to build community with other educators.

Chapter Resources

Additional Resources

Penn-America Diaspora Migration Reading List

Media Resources

Migration as a universal human right | Alvaro Huerta | TEDxClaremontColleges

Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis | Times Documentaries | The New York Times


Discussion/ActivityNumber of ParticipantsDurations
Open Discussion
1. What is the relationship between migration and climate change?
2. According to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.” Using radical empathy, how can we understand the “unauthorized” movement of people?
Policy Exercise

This exercise helps students assess a policy proposal around climate change and develop language around policy recommendations and their implications.

1. Instructions to Students
Policy recommendations to European policy-makers addresses migration in the EU.
In groups of 5, read the policy recommendations and answer the following:
1. What is good about the
2. What is bad?
3. What would you have done
4. What do you think is the plan’s feasibility?
2. Give students 30 minutes to read and answer the questions.
3. Give each group 5 minutes to present their answers to the lager group. Facilitate a discussion on the differences and similarities between their answers for 20 to 30 mins.