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CLIP 519

Urbanisation: why do people leave the countryside?

Urbanisation: why do people leave the countryside?

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Key Info
  • Urbanisation: why do people leave the countryside?
  • Duration: 00:35
  • An investigation into why people leave the countryside of Brazil for the large urban areas. Rural life is very difficult in many areas of Brazil, as shown by images of rural poverty and degraded farmland. Does leaving the countryside for the city make life better or worse?
  • Subject:



    Rural: Settlements

  • Keywords: Brazil, LEDC, rural, urban, migration, push factors, urbanisation, pull factors, poverty, rural-urban migration
Ideas for use in class
  • After showing the clip consider the following activity. Divide the class into two with a student representing a young person living in the countryside. Each side of the classroom represents either the countryside or the city. They take turns to call out pull factors to encourage the volunteer to move to their side of the classroom. When they run out of ideas the volunteer either stays in the countryside or moves to the city depending on which side was more persuasive. They share the reasons for their move with the class, leading to discussion of push and pull factors.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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