Understanding Migration: Decision-Making Activity: Egypt

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Arsenault, Natalie
Rose, Christopher
Phillips, Jennifer Jordan
Azulay, Allegra
Meyer, Rachel
Giles, Terry

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Section 4: Case Studies for the Advocate-Decision Making Activity

Section 4 is based around an advocate/decision-making activity, or "controlled debate." Instructions and worksheets are included, along with a series of case studies designed to be used in this activity. Each case study includes two pages of essential reading, along with supplemental materials that can be used, if time allows, or can be assigned as homework. We have made a conscious effort to use as many primary document sources as possible in order to help build critical reading and interpretation skills. The worksheets for Section 4 are included with each case study. Case Study: Should the Egyptian government facilitate the emigration of its own citizens? In 2003, the government of Egypt launched a Web site to help its citizens find jobs overseas. Advocates of the Web site say that it will help Egypt's "labor surplus" find employment. Opponents argue that the government should not be encouraging emigration as a solution to high unemployment rates. Students will read primary source documents to defend their position in the Advocate/Decision-Making Activity.


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