This module offers students an overview of a selection of important historical and contemporary migration trends across the globe. It shows that migration is neither new, nor centred on Europe as a destination. In fact, migration is a core aspect of how our states, economies and societies are structured. By working with different types of maps – such as cartesian, sound and visual maps –, the module invites students to discover the diversity of migration trends around the globe and to critically reflect on the power of maps in highlighting or hiding particular features of migration.
What your students will learn
General learning outcome
Understand that migration is not a new phenomenon and is affecting all regions of the globe, as it is central to the way in which our states, economies and societies are structured
Specific learning outcomes
Discover key migration trends across time and space
Connect migration trends to key historical dynamics like colonialism, wars and globalization
Explore connections between past and present migrations and migration trends across world regions
Critically interrogate maps as knowledge production tools
Class structure and timeline
Development in class
Activity 1: Migration TrendGuessr: Discover key migration trends across time and space
Activity 2: Untold stories: What do maps hide?
Activity 3: Migration counter-cartographies: Explore Poorva’s sound and visual maps
Create your own migration map