Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

How to Teach ‘Immigration’ Lesson Plan

Time: 60 mins,


Teachers will be able to:

  • Explore the economic incentives and non-economic factors such as armed conflicts, persecution, and reuniting families that lead to migration.
  • Describe the difference between skilled and unskilled workers.
  • Compare and contrast the effects of immigration by skilled and unskilled workers.
  • Analyze the overall economic effects of immigration and emigration on national economies.
  • Define and discuss the causes and effects of ‘brain drain.’
  • Illustrate the impact of immigration on wages using a supply and demand diagram in an optional extension activity.

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In this economics webinar, teachers will learn how to implement a lesson plan that covers the topic of immigration.


This webinar focuses on immigration, a major issue in the 2016 presidential election. Learn how to evaluate economic and non-economic factors of immigration by assuming the roles of people who are affected.