Migration and Settlement Patterns Teacher Resources

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Settlement Patterns of Atlantic Canada

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover settlement patterns within Atlantic Canada by investigating print and online maps. They complete a worksheet before discussing population density in these areas.
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Lights On ! Lights Off! Exploring Human Settlement Patterns

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write informational paragraphs based on the settlement patterns of the United States. In this settlement lesson plan, 3rd graders read about population and how it affects where people settle next.
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Agriculture in the Desert

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore human migration. In this human migration lesson, students investigate multiple factors contributing to the growth of major Arizona cities.  Young scholars discover the processes, patterns, and functions of human...
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California's Golden History: 1848-1880

For Teachers 11th
Using a variety of online resources, learners study life and society in California during the gold rush. They use a map to identify area where gold was located, explore pre-selected websites, describe mining practices, and create an...
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The Mountain Community: Why Flagstaff?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify geographical features that hindered and promoted settlement in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona. In this settlement lesson plan, students identify these features on a map and write about what they learned using...
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Development of Cajun Cultures as a Result of Migration

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils make a map of the migration route that immigrants took from Acadia to Louisiana. In this migration lesson plan, students study how Cajun people came to America, make map of their migration, and sample Cajun food.
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Hole Hole Bushi

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders play a written rhythm pattern. They state when a rhythm pattern varies from a given pattern by listening to an ostinato. They state reasons why people migrate to different lands.
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Migration - An African-American Adventure During WWI

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the push/pull factors that influenced the South to North migration.  In this African-American migration lesson, 6th graders read an article and answer comprehension questions. Students write a letter to the government.
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Our Way of Life

For Teachers K - 12th
Students interview Native American Elders about animal migration, traditional food gathering, and subsistence. They research endangered animals, draw a game cycle, and create maps of local migration of animals.
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Journey to America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and...
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Oregon's Early Explorer Routes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the route of an early Oregon Territory Explorer. In this exploration lesson plan, students speculate on the affect of the topography and forest of Oregon had on the explorer's routes and analyze how these early routes...
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The Mountain Community: Why Flagstaff?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify geographical features that hindered or promoted settlement in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona. In this settlement lesson plan, students write a summary of what they learned and identify geographical features on a map.
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The Human Face of Flagstaff

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students make a brochure for Flagstaff, Arizona. In this geography lesson, students look at a map of Arizona and the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce sheet to find natural and human features of the city. They create a brochure describing...
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Mapping the Muslim Empires

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students realize that culture & experience influence people's perceptions of places & regions. They then recognize the difference in the nature, distribution & migration of human populations and that the patterns of human...
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Focused Learning Lesson: World Geography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze physical and human characteristics of a given place in the world. They also describe how the culture, society and economy shape regions of the world.
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The Growth of Cities Along the Illinois and Michigan Canal Corridor

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine settlement patterns along the Illinois and Michigan Canal corridor. Using maps, they determine the theme and state the information they can gather from them. They identify the spatial interaction and relationships in the...
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City Bound

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the reasons for people migrating to cities after the Civil War. Using population data, they discover why populations in cities rose while rural populations fell during 1860 to 1900. They discuss the impact a...
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Push/Pull Factors and Welsh Emigration

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students view and discuss short sections of movies that relate to immigration. Working in groups, students create a map that shows directions of internal migration in their assigned geographical area. Students review ads/booklets created...
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Ancient Americas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare artifacts used by archaeologists to theorize the first inhabitants of the Americas migrated from Asia across the Bering Land Bridge.
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Taro

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students locate taro growing areas on a map and how it got there, explain intercultural contact and how taro has been adapted in Hawaii and trace human/taro migration to Hawaii.
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Immigration/Migration

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a scrapbook telling the story of an individual immigrant. In this immigration lesson plan, students use photographs, primary sources, and more to create their scrapbook.
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From Nomad to Farmer

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
The gradual evolution of the earliest settlers in North America from nomads to farmers is the subject of a reading comprehension worksheet that asks kids to answer a series of questions using information provided in the reading passage.
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Oregon's Early Explorer Routes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the route of an early explorer that passed into the Oregon Territory. They research the reasons for the traveled route and especially looking at the topographical features that could affect the journey. Students also...
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Why do people mover where they do?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read factual stories of migration to Hawaii, analyze and explain push and pull factors, interview parents about their cultural heritage, identify countried of origin of their ancestors, graph migration patterns on an world map,...

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