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Year 8 HASS Geography: Migration

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Online encyclopaedias are great for concise and correct overviews. 

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation


Suggested articles include:

World Migrations

Push Pull Factors

Human Population Through Time

Global Migration Flows

The GLOBAL MIGRATION FLOWS interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by It is endlessly fascinating to explore where we're from. The underlying data for the map was published by the UN DESA in 2015.

Using the app:
Choose whether you want to access information about migrants leaving a country (Outward) or migrants entering a country (Inward). Then click on a country and watch the pattern of migration to or from the chosen country. Countries that neither send nor receive migrants will fade out. Hover over a country or over a migrant cluster to access the data. Each circle represents up to 20,000 migrants.

MIgration Map - Australian Arrivals

New Night Time Map

Comparing satellite data from 2012 and 2016 reveals where the planet has dimmed and brightened. Looking at Earth at night from space turns the planet’s extremely varied and complex surface into a much simpler view of light and dark. The ghostly outlines of continents, laced with webs of light, are beautiful and eerily peaceful. But these images can also reveal clues about what the humans on Earth are up to, and how that is changing.

Reference Generator

It is important to show your teacher you used a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources listed on this page would look like:

American Museum of Natural History, 2016, Human Population Through Time, 4 November, accessed 18 May 2017, <>.

Dalton, D 2005, Environmental migrants, Heinemann Library, Oxford.

Migration of people 2017. Britannica School. Retrieved 18 May 2017, from