Human Migration Patterns II

This Human Migration Patterns II activity & project also includes:

New Review

While humans have always been on the move, the period between 1400 and 1800 saw vast migrations of people between the East and the West. These migrations—whether through slavery or a desire to colonize new lands—shaped the modern world. A secondary source reading and map activity asks learners to plot out the course of these migrations and how they shaped the human story. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a map of human movements from 1400-1800 using the included map and secondary source reading
  • Extend the learning by examining cultures related to human migration during the period
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity is similar to another from the Big History Project using a different time period

  • Activity allows for map skills practice
  • Integration of various skills is engaging for many students

  • Resource uses outdated terms of Old and New World