Do Now: 1. In your own words, define immigration. 2. Now, write the word immigration in the middle of your paper. Then, create a word web around immigration where you write all of the words that you associate with immigration. Option B: You may also draw the words that come to mind when you think about immigration. IMMIGRATION! “Turn to page 88 and let’s read “Why People Immigrate” in small groups. While you are in small groups, you are to: define the word immigrant and copy it in your notes. If you want to work ahead of the class, you may re-read and copy down reasons why people immigrate. Key Point #1: An immigrant is a person who moves from one country to another. Immigration is the act of moving from one country to another. “What factors contribute to a person’s decision to immigrate?” KEYPOINT #2: A push factor is a reason why immigrants are pushed away from their original country. something is pushing them away, making them want to leave. KEYPOINT #3 : A pull factor is any reason that pulls someone to another country. Just in case you didn’t get it with the text from the book, watch this video. Immigration in America: Is Anyone Truly American Make sure you: 1. Define the word immigrant and copy it in your guided notes. 2. List at least 3 reasons why people immigrate in your guided notes. IMMIGRATION is__________________ __________________________________ PEOPLE IMMIGRATE BECAUSE: ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ _________ _________ _________ Push and Pull Vocabulary Calamity = (noun) DISASTER Example: Hurricane Irene caused a great deal of calamity in New Jersey. Push and Pull Vocabulary Poverty = (noun) the state of being extremely poor Example: Most homeless people live in poverty, and cannot afford the basics of life. Push and Pull Vocabulary Optimism (noun) – hope Someone who looks at something with optimism sees everything for the better. Push and Pull Vocabulary Desperate – (adj) having very litte hope Example: I was so desperate for food, that I ate a raccoon.