Let The Source bring international migration into your classroom, with easy access for you
and your students. Our country profiles, feature stories, data tables, and graphs can supplement a wide range of curricula, from anthropology to statistics. Below are some suggestions on how you can use The Source. Feel free to download whatever you need. All we ask is that you acknowledge us as the source and let us know what you're using.
Use the country profiles to supplement discussions on comparative migration policies. As short,
concise reviews of the migration histories and major policies of countries around the world, they provide students with the base knowledge they need to participate in lively in-class debates. You can also match the country profiles with the data available in the Global Data Center to demonstrate the outcomes of past trends and policy decisions.
MPI Data Hub
Use the data tables and graphs in the Global Data Center to compare the characteristics of
stock, flow, asylum, and citizenship data among countries. By creating their own tables and graphs,
students can generate their own summary statistics and draw their own conclusions about comparative migration trends.
You can also use the graphs provided in the Global Data Center to help your students visualize migration trends. The Comparative Charts and Tables page compares the migration trends and levels among countries and across time. The US Historical Trends page shows the patterns and characteristics of the foreign-born population of the United States through time.
Use the feature stories to supplement discussions on specific migration topics, such as
first- and second-generation youth, estimates of the undocumented population in the United States,
and global refugee resettlement. All of the feature stories are available in The Source's archives.
Use the archives to help your students come up with topics for term papers. Our feature stories, data insights, spotlights, and up-to-date news articles are filled with ideas -- and often provide key citations to help students begin their literature review.
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Encourage your students to join the Migration Information Source listserv and sign up for the bimonthly e-newsletter. Throughout the term, it will be their link to the latest migration and refugee news and data.
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