AbstractThis assignment has students read about the history of migration in London, using information provided at a website. After reading about historical patterns, they choose one cultural group and apply theories of migration to this case study.
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Usage NotesI have used this assignment both in the United States and in England (while teaching in our London semester). The version reproduced here was used in London. Students were expected to spend several hours outside of class on the assignment, and we then devoted part of a class session to discussion of their essays. This discussion was not graded,...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- By the end of this assignment, students will be able to describe the migration history of London and identify at least two cultural groups that migrated to the city.
- By the end of this assignment, students will be able to choose a theory (or theories) of migration that best explains the migration history of a cultural group and defend this choice using evidence from the history of migration to London.
- A one-page written assignment in which students describe part of London’s migration history as well as the experience of one cultural group. The assignment also asks them to select the migration theory that best explains the group's migration history.
- A short in-class presentation based upon their research on London’s migration history.
- Two essay questions on an exam. The first asks for a description of London’s migration history. The second asks them to apply migration theories to two different cultural groups who moved to London.