Lesson Three: Push and Pull Factors - Immigration to the United States Lesson Overview

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Push and Pull Factors Immigration to the United States. Lesson ThreeUnit Three: Human Geography in the United States. The Big Ideas. Both geographers and historians have studied how and why people have immigrated to the United States.Push factors such as hard times, lack of opportunity, lack o - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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1. Lesson Three: Push and Pull Factors - Immigration to the United States Lesson Overview Home Project: Gathering Family Information Michigan connections: Informational article Push and Pull Factors Lit Connection: The Keeping Quilt and Grandfathers Journey Immigration Data Primary Sources: Photos, Records, Artifacts Forced Migration: Brief discussion of Slavery

2. Push and Pull Factors Immigration to the United States Lesson Three Unit Three: Human Geography in the United States

3. The Big Ideas Both geographers and historians have studied how and why people have immigrated to the United States. Push factors such as hard times, lack of opportunity, lack of freedom and a shortage of jobs caused people to leave their home countries and immigrate to the United States. Pull factors such as opportunity, good farmland, jobs and freedom encouraged people to immigrate to the United States. Not everybody freely chose to immigrate to the United States. Under the system of slavery, Africans were forced to immigrate.

4. Immigration to move to a new country Example: Many people immigrated to the United States hoping to for a better life.

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