8-10 yrs old
This lesson designed by Tayla Mason, Eltham Primary School sees students conduct research and demonstrate understanding in detailed 3D replicas.
April 27, 2021
Student Example Project 1: Ned Kelly’s Last Stand
Ned Kelly's Last Stand student world file
Student Example Project 2: My Ned Kelly Inquiry
My Ned Kelly Inquiry student world file
This lesson allows students to explore parts of Australian history including Ned Kelly’s last stand and the gold rush. Students conduct personal research and demonstrate their understanding through detailed replicas.
Introductory lessons include explicit teaching and exposure to information from the past. Students then devise an action based on their personal interests. They conduct personal research to learn about the people and places where these events occurred.
Prior to using Minecraft, students will be exposed to a variety of tuning in activities that explore various historical events. Then they need to choose one event they would like to learn more about. They conduct further research on their chosen historical event.
Students will use their research information to create a world on Minecraft that represents the places and people at that time.
Students use signs, posters and NPCs (non-playing characters) to display other interesting factual information found in their research.
To conclude the unit, students will need to prepare a short presentation where they verbally present their information as they walk through their world.
Students are able to:
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