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Conflict in Stories

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Digital Literacy

Reading and Writing

Through exploring a set of related conflicts, players will consider ways they might bring resolution through story-telling and world-building.

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July 16, 2020

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

Conflict lesson note-catcher

As you observe conflicts in this Minecraft lesson, use this document to take notes. Please make a copy of this document.

Learning Objectives

  • Students observe in-game conflicts to understand the connection between conflicts and stories.
  • Students develop story ideas to resolve conflicts.
  • Students identify possibilities for world-building to illustrate and resolve conflicts.

Guiding Ideas

  • How do conflicts drive stories?
  • What are some ways stories can help us imagine resolutions to conflicts we observe?
  • How can building worlds in Minecraft help players illustrate conflicts and imagine resolutions?

 

Student Activities

  • Students observe two conflicts in the game: one illustrates character vs nature, the other illustrates character vs character.
  • Students make notes about the conflicts they observe at two “stations” before reflecting at a third station.
  • Students have an opportunity to build in order to illustrate resolutions or illustrate more conflicts.

 

Performance Expectations

  • Students identify story possibilities for both conflicts they observe.
  • Students reflect on the ways conflict drives stories and stories help us communicate about conflicts.
  • Students make revisions to a world in order to illustrate conflicts or propose resolutions.

 

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

Conflict lesson note-catcher

As you observe conflicts in this Minecraft lesson, use this document to take notes. Please make a copy of this document.