Overview: Latin America
America is a region with rich cultural heritage and devastating
political turmoil. It is a place of beautiful and bountiful farmlands
tucked amid dangerous volcanoes. This workshop looks at the region
of Latin America asking questions such as, "What factors
compel people to migrate from one place to another?" and,
"How can geography help people cope with the hazards associated
with living near volcanoes?"
these and other questions with geographers in the field and teachers
in the classroom
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Guatemala and Mexico: Population Migration
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program, we investigate the geographical issues associated
with migration. During the case study, we will come to understand
why many rural Mayans migrate for a few months each year
to Guatemala City and how this temporary displacement affects
the Maya population. In the final portion of the program,
we will see a classroom segment in which students investigate
a similar pattern of Mexican migration.
the relationship between migration and cultural conflict.
factors associated with rural to urban and transnational migration.
tools used by geographers.
how secondary students can use group investigations.
- Apply the
geographic inquiry process to your own teaching.