• humanitarian
  • heartbreaking
  • elites
  • tackling
  • entice
  • compassion
  • disconnected
  • vulnerable
  • overwhelm
  • dent


Please click the Exercise link to continue and do exercises 1 and 2.


Use the questions to begin a discussion. Try to be sure everyone in your group gives their opinion and explains why they hold that opinion before moving on to the next question.

  1. Where do you think the poorest countries in the world are? Are they concentrated in certain areas or spread around the globe?
  2. Do you believe if people from a poor country move to a new one that this will make their situation better? Does this help solve world poverty?


Please click the Exercise link to continue and do Exercise 3.



You will hear a short presentation about the effectiveness of using immigration in the United States to help fight world poverty. Take notes in Exercise 4 as you listen. When finished, compare your notes in your group and discuss the main ideas. Change your notes if necessary. Be sure to add the full APA reference for this video at the bottom of your notes.

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

Roy Beck explains the problem of immigration.

APA Reference

NumbersUSA. (2010, September 10). Immigration, world poverty and gumballs - Updated 2010 [video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE



Take the notes you made, and with your group, organize what you heard in Exercise 5. On one side, write all the reasons why the U.S. believes that immigration will be effective, and on the other, write the reasons why it is not according to the presenter. Then do exercises 6, 7, and 8.