Task:

Each pair will be assigned to one of the case studies listed below and asked to produce one wiki page that answers the questions below.

Images, maps and other graphics are encouraged. Use headings, colour, different texts etc. to make the page attractive and informative.



  • Classify the type of migration
  • Explain the causes of this migration, identifying push and pull factors
  • State whether this migration fits any of Ravenstein's laws
  • What is the impact of this migration on the source area ? Give both positive and negative geographic (socio‑economic, political and environmental) impacts
  • What is the impact on the destination? Give both positive and negative geographic (socio‑economic, political and environmental) impacts
  • What changes have occurred within this migrant group over time or how do you predict that the group will change?

Grading

Creating an effective wiki page:

Use your OWN words
Cite all sources
Be creative
Put effort into the page
Read the comments made by your partner in the discussion tab and consider them
Make sure all spelling and grammar is correct - check each others' work
Use appropriate vocabulary that reflects your understanding
Embed images/videos and explain why they are there and what you want the reader to understand and think about
Layout the page in an attractive, appealing and clear way
Make sure the reader learns something and leaves your page thinking ...and perhaps with further questions

Guidelines for creating wiki pages:

• cite sources
• assume good faith
• don’t edit others’ work without discussion
• use wiki discussion tab for all collaboration on content of the page
• be aware of copyright rules
• use hyperlink to link to other internet sites
• use your own words and reference all other material including quotes.
• do not use more than one or two sentences from another person’s work at any one time.
• be aware that this is a public space - use acceptable vocabulary and accurate spelling
• remember that the wiki will be monitored by me
• even when working at home, you are still governed by these guidelines and acceptable use at school

Criteria that will be used to grade the wiki page:

-provides information that explains and informs about the topic
-uses students' own words and integrates information from other sources
-cites all sources in MLA format
-is well designed and creative
-is thoughtfully written and very interesting
-provides evidence of sufficient effort for the time provided
-is edited carefully and has no spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes
-is worked on by both members of the group

Rubric that will be used to grade the page:

A grade work
The wiki page:
-provides relevant background information about the migration
-effectively assesses impacts of the migration
-correctly evaluates or predicts changes to the migrant group
-uses student’s own words and cites all sources
-is thoughtfully written and very interesting
-integrates images and maps with the text
-is well designed and creative
-is edited carefully and has no mistakes
-provides evidence of effort that matches the time provided
-is the product of collaboration by both members of the group
B grade work
The wiki page:
-provides mainly relevant background about the migration
-assesses most of the impacts of the migration
-evaluates or predicts some changes to the migrant group
-mostly uses own words and cites most sources
-is well written and interesting
-provides images and maps that relate to the topic and text
-is clearly laid out and attractive
-has few mistakes in mechanics
-provides evidence that sufficient effort was put in
-is the product of both members but one more than others
C grade work
The wiki page:
-provides little background about the migration
-assesses some but not all of the impacts of the migration
-poorly evaluates or predicts changes to the migrant group
-does not always use own words and many citations are missing
-is informative but does not generate
interest in the topic and is straightforward and rather simplistic
-uses some images and maps but they do not link to the text
-is not very clear or well designed
-has too many mistakes in mechanics
-has not had sufficient effort put into it by the pair