All the resources on this page explore different aspects of migration journeys including the questions:

  • What do people experience as they move from one place to another?
  • How do borders impact people’s lives?
  • How do individuals and societies navigate ambiguous status?

The resources are organized by a question and are presented along with subquestions that can be used to drive inquiry.

What do people experience as they move from one place to another?

  • In what ways are people’s migration journeys similar and different from one another?
  • How much control do migrants have over their journey and what are the choices and dilemmas people face during their journey?
  • What do these journeys reveal about human nature?

How do borders impact people’s lives?

  • What is the purpose of borders?
  • How do the visible and invisible borders people encounter that shape their lives?
  • How can borders work in an ethical way?

How do individuals and societies navigate ambiguous status?

  • What are the rights of people with ambiguous status (people who are not clearly recognized by the State)?
  • How do individuals and societies manage ambiguous status?
  • What are our responsibilities toward people on the move with an ambiguous status?

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