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Webinar – Immigration

Updated: September 26 2016,
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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.

At this webinar you will learn how 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.

Link to Immigration Lesson: www.econedlink.org/teacher-lesson/1329