Climographs: Temperature, Precipitation, and the Human Condition

Climographs are a graphic way of displaying climate information; specifically, average temperature and precipitation. They are a valuable tool in studying climate, but also can be used to infer connections between climate and human conditions. In this lesson, students learn about how to read, analyze, and construct climographs. They also practice matching climographs to locations in the United States and in Africa , and discerning climate patterns and making some predictions about their effects on humans in different places in Africa.