Visualization, Classroom/Laboratory Activity: A Story Map on Climate Change and Human Migration

A visualization and classroom/laboratory activity to learn about regions and communities that are affected by the problem of climate refugees and environmental migration because of the effects of climate change.

Students will apply mapmaking and visualization techniques to learn about locations that are becoming uninhabitable and communities that are being forced to leave their homes because of climate change. They will understand and discuss climate change-related problems such as inundation, erosion, drought and desertification, conflict, and the strain on resources caused by climate change.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What are the climate change-related problems that threaten the existence of some regions in the world? Provide examples of some such regions.
  2. What are the challenges faced by climate refugees/environmental migrants?

About the Tool

Tool Name Climate Migrants: A Story Map (ESRI) and Worksheet (The Human Imprint)
Discipline Social Sciences; Humanities; Geography; Environmental Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Refugees, Human Migration, Climate Justice
Climate Topic Climate and the Anthroposphere; Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of Tool Visualization (ESRI); Lab Activity (The Human Imprint)
Grade Level High School; Undergraduate
Location Africa; Global
Language English
Developed by ESRI Story Map Team and The Human Imprint team
Hosted at ESRI; The Human Imprint
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic