*social justice, Desmos, line graph

Maximum Number of Refugees Allowed (US)

Maximum number of refugees that can be admitted to the United States
courtesy of Lee Melvin Peralta (@melvinmperalta)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Melvin also created a Desmos activity from this slow reveal! Check it out

Type of Graph: line graph

Screen Shot 2020-02-27 at 9.59.52 PM

Source: Migration Policy Institute, “U.S. Annual Refugee Resettlement Ceilings and Number of Refugees Admitted, 1980-Present.” https://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/charts/us-annual-refugee-resettlement-ceilings-and-number-refugees-admitted-united.

Paired Texts:

Who is a refugee? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvzZGplGbL8
Follow up worksheet: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/59d231bf4

Where do refugees come from? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrR5hwp45mc
Follow up worksheet: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/59d233807

Potential Math Content: line graph, estimating points on a line graph, scale along the y-axis

Potential Content Connections: immigration, refugee resettlement, social policy, politics

8 thoughts on “Maximum Number of Refugees Allowed (US)”

  1. Looks like the slide deck and original graph links are pointing to the previous water ones… Looking forward to seeing this. Thanks!


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