Mapping and Climate Change



This lesson reviews the development of Boston and how people have altered the landscape of the city. Students study maps to predict how rising sea levels will affect specific areas and neighborhoods and compare them to the areas impacted on flood projection maps. They review challenges and strategies of maintaining development, businesses and homes in the face of sea level change. There is also an option for students to create a communication vehicle to educate people about this issue.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
6, 7, 8
Boston's Changing Geography, Boston Neighborhoods, Geography, Science
Boston, MA
Time Period:
2017- 2100

Associated Map Set