Challenge: My Emotions

Challenge: My Emotions

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Physical Health & Wellness

Reading and Writing

Social and Emotional Health

Different people experience emotions in many ways. Work collaboratively to explore emotions and create an ‘emotion village’ in Minecraft

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April 27, 2021

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Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Supporting Files

Challenge: My Emotions


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge

Learning Objectives

  • To develop learners understanding of various emotions
  • To develop learners understanding of strategies that can be implemented to support themselves and others when feeling unwanted emotions
  • Use a variety of Minecraft: Education Edition tools (i.e. crafting tools, architecture, NPC’s, Whiteboard Slates) to convey various emotions.

Guiding Ideas

In this Challenge learners will explore the different emotions that they often experience and more crucially, discuss a variety of strategies that can be used for self-regulation and supporting others. Learners will be asked to spawn into a new world where they will build an ‘emotion village’. More specifically, learners will be assigned a specific emotion and create a building (using Minecraft: Education Edition tools) that conveys that emotion effectively. Learners will then use a variety of Minecraft: Education Edition tools (such as NPC’S/ Whiteboards/Slates/ Book & Quill) to provide an explanation for what the emotion is and crucial strategies to help overcome the emotion if unwanted. Learners will explore others ’ emotion buildings and thus learn all about the various emotions.

Introductory Questions: 

  • What emotions have you experienced?
  • What strategies have you implemented to help yourself when sad, angry or frustrated?
  • What strategies can you use to help others in need?
  • What items in your inventory can you use to convey these emotions?

 

Student Activities

The Challenge is made up of three distinct steps that will take approx. 4 hrs.

Step One:

  • Learners work in groups to explore different emotions (please see lesson resources for possible books and films to support this)
  • Encourage learners to write notes, bullet points important information on their designated emotion

Step Two:

  • Learners to collaborate in groups of five within a flat Minecraft world. Teacher to explain that their job is to create a piece of architecture to convey their designated emotion. Provide learners with a given area and perimeter that they must stick to- explain that others will be building their creations around them to form an emotion village
  • Learners to use NPC’S and whiteboards outside of their building to introduce their emotion and strategies that can be used to overcome the emotion (if unwanted) or to induce the emotion (if positive)

Step Three:

  • When all groups are happy with their specific part of the world i.e. their emotion/architecture, learners will explore all the other groups’ emotions, taking all of the explanations and strategies on board
  • Learners use the camera and book & quill to take photos of and record key points when exploring other groups’ emotions. By the end of the challenge, learners should have complied a booklet detailing every emotion

 

 

 

Performance Expectations

Please see the Challenge PDF download for details on Assessment and Expectations

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Supporting Files

Challenge: My Emotions


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge