The purpose of this task is to provide a student an opportunity to demonstrate competency in an important topic in geography: how push and pull factors influence patterns of human migration.
In this task, learners read two texts to build background knowledge. There is a text-dependent question set to accompany each of the texts. Learners also watch a video and practice using what they learn to write a GIST summary. Finally, learners conduct a short research project and then write an informational essay that explains the circumstances under which a group of people migrated to Minnesota.