Lesson 19 - Immigration

The students analyze legal and illegal immigration, creating concept maps to identify the incentives and disincentives that may influence prospective immigrants as they make their decisions.

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Lesson 19 Visuals
Visual 19.1 - Visual 19.5

Lesson 19 Activities
Activity 19.1

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