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Human Migration Patterns II

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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
Pros
  • Activity allows for map skills practice
  • Integration of various skills is engaging for many students
Cons
  • Resource uses outdated terms of Old and New World