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Human Migration

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the movement of people and things from one place to another migration
the movement of people by choice voluntary migration
moving away from the country and into the city urbanization
the forced movement of people involuntary migration
the movement of people out of a nation or an area emigration
the movement of people away from their home country by choice voluntary emigration
the coerced or forced movement of people away from their home country involuntary emigration
movement of people into a nation immigration
the movement of people into a new country by choice voluntary immigration
the forced movement of people into a different country involuntary immigration
someone who is forced to flee to another country to escape war, persecution, or disaster refugee
conditions that encourage people to leave a place push factors
events of nature that can sometimes force people to leave their homes environmental push factors
not having enough money or resources can cause people to want to move economic push factors
government policies or laws can cause or encourage people to leave political push factors
mistreatment based on social groups can persuade people to leave cultural (social) push factors
conditions that attract or encourage people to move to a certain location pull factors
positive natural events that can strongly encourage people to move environmental pull factors
financial gains and prosperity can influence people to move (this is one of the biggest reasons people choose to move) economic pull factors
personal security and freedom can influence where people move political pull factors
a strong desire to fit in and belong is a key factor in where people move cultural (social) pull factors
things that slow or stop the movement of people and things from one place to another barriers
natural features of the earth that can discourage migration or make it more difficult environmental barriers
poverty & high unemployment create a lack of money – no funds to move economic barrier
governments build walls or fences to physically keep people in or out of a nation political barrier
governments create laws to restrict the movement of people political barrier
misunderstandings of social norms, values, and beliefs cultural (social) barriers
Karl does not like the laws of his country and would like to move political push factor
Gus was offered a higher paying job in another town economic pull factor
After the earthquake destroyed their houses, several people had to leave the neighborhood environmental push factor
Becky moved back to Ireland so she would be closer to her family and friends cultural pull factor
Luis loves living in the mountains where he can go hiking during his free time environmental pull factor
Isabella's parents want to live in a country where everyone will be guaranteed equal rights political pull factor
Because the town Alexei lives in does not have any jobs or opportunities for him, he will be moving to a larger city economic push factor
The Chinese government constructed a wall to keep the Mongolians out of their lands political barrier
Sharing culture traits with another culture – the actual movement of ideas from one culture to another. cultural diffusion
The development of a worldwide culture with an interdependent economy globalization
Picking up culture traits from another group and incorporating it into your culture, but your own culture does not change. acculturation
The process of learning your own culture enculturation
Karl eats snake often after trying it and liking it a lot acculturation
One group becomes part of the other group and loses its separate identity assimilation
Being introduced to another group’s culture traits cultural diffusion
Malik tried to play the pan flute when he was on vacation in Peru. cultural diffusion
The Australian government put land restrictions on the Aborigines and other native groups , forcing them to completely change lifestyles assimilation
When parts of the culture of one or both groups change, but each group remains distinct acculturation
Malik purchased a pan flute while he was on vacation in Peru; he plans on teaching himself how to play it correctly. acculturation
Native American children in the US were forced to leave their families and attend schools to learn English and Christianity. assimilation
Usually a person’s first exposure to a different culture. They experience it, but it doesn’t change their lifestyle. cultural diffusion
Created by: Blue.geo