Mapping a personal story of social-ecological change

About this Learning Activity


  • Climate change influences our lives.


  • What changes have I observed in my own life that may be related to climate change?

NGSS themes addressed:

  • Practices- Developing models, communicating information

  • Cross-cutting concepts- Stability and change, Patterns, Cause and effect

  • Disciplinary core ideas- LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; ESS2&3: Earth’s systems, Earth and Human Activity

Culturally-Responsive Curriculum Standards Addressed:

  • A. Integrity of cultural knowledge that students brings with them

  • E. Local knowledge and actions in a global context

Assignment 3 Mapping a personal story of social-ecological change.docx

The video below explains the assignment for visual and auditory learners and provides a few examples:

Lesson written by Dr. Katie Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center, with input from Dr. Elena Sparrow and adapted from an activity first developed by Naomi O’Neal. Funding for development of the Arctic and Earth SIGNs project materials is provided by NASA under Award No. NNX16AC52A. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is one of the projects within the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Science Activation to further enable NASA science experts and content into the learning environment more effectively and efficiently with learners of all ages.