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Australian Geography

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

Geography

Science

Created by year 6 students as a class project (Hannah Leung & Lilian Pan), this map allows players to explore various famous landmarks in Australia.

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avatar Submitted By: Jung Koo

July 1, 2019

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Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Information and Instructions

Document outlining a summary of the lesson, instructions for teachers, students and a 'how to play' guide.

Supporting Files

Minecraft map


Copy of the Minecraft map. You will need to unzip this to run the map in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Learning Objectives

  • NSW Geography Outcomes: - Examines features and characteristics of places and environments (GE2-1) - Describes the ways people, places and environments interact (GE2-2) - Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments (GE2-3)
  • Content Focus The Australian continent - Investigate Australia's major natural and human features, for example: (ACHGK014, ACHGK015) - description of natural features of Australia eg deserts, rivers, mountains - location of Australia's states, territories and major cities - identification of Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Guiding Ideas

In this lesson students will be learning about geography. Specifically the landmarks of Australia. They will be educated by facts spread across the Minecraft World in a fun and engaging way. There is a science component in the Horizontal Falls section.

Before starting the lesson make sure students (and yourself) know how to play Minecraft, you will find the instructions below. In case the players forget there are some help areas in the map, but it would be advised that you print out the instructions for each player to use.

 

(All credit goes to Hannah Leung and Lilian Pan - Year 6 students, class of 2018, CPS)

Student Activities

Brief Summary of the Lesson:

There will be 9 locations spread across Australia which students can access by right-clicking a button which will teleport them to the location which we built in the Minecraft World. Students can have fun with the activities on each location while making sure they learn facts. In the students’ inventory they will get a Book & Quill which is basically a book you can write in to take notes on for a quiz at the end.

 

 

Performance Expectations

This map was created with the intention that it is self guided. The creators suggested use of the map was as an optional task to reinforce lessons/ideas that may have been gone through in class concerning Australian landmarks.

 

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Information and Instructions

Document outlining a summary of the lesson, instructions for teachers, students and a 'how to play' guide.

Supporting Files

Minecraft map


Copy of the Minecraft map. You will need to unzip this to run the map in Minecraft: Education Edition.

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