Hi Global Studies scholars! Great to work with you again today. I hope you enjoyed spending some time working in much the same way a demographer might when attempting to better understand exactly what immigration from Asia into Washington County means. We'll continue to explore demographic data as we next turn to examine how climate change has also begun to impact demographics across the world.
- I can explain demographic changes in the world and their effects.
- I can explain connections between events, issues, problems, and concepts.
- I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- I can illustrate how immigration from Asia has impacted Washington County using demographic data.
- RAP: To open class I asked students to respond to the following prompt: How have we benefited from immigration in Beaverton and Washington County. I asked students to provide as specific examples as possible. I also reminded students of what we learned previously about immigration by reviewing the writing from Ronald Takaki's "A Different Mirror." We then shared our responses with another before discussing as a class.
- Main Stage: Next I introduced students to this map (click here), that uses U.S. Census Data to illustrate immigration into Oregon. I asked students to then illustrate their own maps (provided in class) of immigration from Asia into Washington County using the digital map. Students wrote the names of the Asian countries and capitals, before then combing through the data to identify the total number and percentage of immigrants. Their maps will be collected and assessed via Canvas (see below).
- Closing: To end class, students had to finish their maps and then complete the reflection question posted on Canvas (click here to access). Students must be sure to upload an image of their map, and then respond to the questions.