2011 Summer Teacher Institute - Migration: Causes and Consequences

This interdisciplinary 3-day institute explored the causes and consequences of migration. Daily themes addressed were: Social and Legal Aspects of Migration, Conflict and the Environment, and Economic Factors. Faculty and staff from the University of Chicago and other educational institutions from around the world spoke each day, interspersed with discussions of K-12 curriculum development.

Intended primarily for elementary through community college educators, but open to all interested parties, the Institute addressed each theme through a series of presentations and group discussions. Speaker videos, presentation slide shows, suggested instructional resources for curriculum building, and K-12 lessons developed based on presentations made at the Institute are available using the links below.



K-12 Lesson Plans

Additional Links


JUNE 27 • Social and Legal Dimensions
JUNE 28 • Conflict and Environment
JUNE 29 • Economic Factors

This internationally focused conference was presented by the University of Chicago’s Center for International Studies, Program on the Global Environment, Center for East Asian Studies, Southern Asian Language and Area Center, Center for East European and Russian Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Center for Latin American Studies.