Today we went over the first section Q and A for the Migration chapter. We covered: Migration, Immigration, Emmigration, Net Migration, Net In-migration, Net Out-migration, push factors, pull factors, Inter and Intra (national and regional) migration, forced.
Today we worked in our main cooperative learning groups trying to finish up sections one and two of the Migration chapter. Groups should continue to work on their websites towards Saturday's deadline.
Today we worked in our expert groups, learning the individual sections in order to take it back to our main group for tomorrow. We also discussed the History fair project which will be due January 7th.
Today we watched a video on plagiarism. Afterwards we watched a video on Mexican Migration and Maquiladoras (info can be found on the assignments page). Make sure you know the information since you will be tested on it.
Today we worked in our expert groups. In your main groups you were assigned to be in a specific expert group. Today you worked with your expert group and were assigned a small section of the Key Issue you were initially assigned. For Thursday's class make sure you have your specific section completed to present to your expert group.
We are currently working on building websites for the next chapter... MIGRATION. I have acquired the pro features for the websites and because of this you can now add more than just the 5 pages many of you had discovered you had been limited to. You can also add audio files, video, and embedded documents into the pages (make sure to only add non-copyright material
Today we reviewed for the Chapter 2 Population test that will be administered TOMORROW. Make sure that you have a firm grasp on the vocabulary for the chapter.
Today we looked at the problems facing Japan as they find their population in decline and women taking on a greater role in society which is partially leading to the decline in births. As you can see by the population pyramid on the left, Japan's pyramid is narrowing at the bottom... directly opposite to India's population pyramid. What stage would you believe Japan and India is in according to the demographic transition model? If you were absent complete the Japan worksheet in the World in the Balance packet. Further reading needed to answer the questions can be found HERE and HERE and HERE
If you were out today complete the worksheet on INDIA (only the one page of the worksheet) by reading the following articles. Article 1. Article 2.
Also watch the following video to help better explain the issue...
Today we discussed the Epidemiological Transition model. Make sure you realize it fits with the Demographic Transition Model. The Epidemiological model maps out what diseases are most prevalent in each stage of the DTM. Review the chart to the left.