8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Math & Economics
Minecraft. In this custom built Minecraft world, students encounter a variety of problems that reflect construction challenges in cities today.
October 6, 2017
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Craft Your Future Lesson Plan
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Before students enter the game, the teacher must divide students into groups, if possible with 3 in each group. Each group is assigned a number, which is to be used to navigate throughout the rest of the game. Upon entering the game, students arrive at an open spawn area where they can see four portal buildings. Since this is chapter 1, students go to the building with a big “1” at the entrance, and find the portal with their number above it.
Chapter one takes its beginning on a rooftop of a residential complex. Here, students must show that they can utilize a new area - the roof, to create a common space for the residents. The roof is to be made multifunctional and serve a variety of interests. Students must come up with ideas that demonstrate an optimal use of the space. Their small constructions must show that they have an eye for the interests of the community before those of individual groups.
Before going in game, students must be equipped with a background knowledge and understanding of the context they are building in, and why. In preparation, students investigate the concept of urbanization, to gain insight into the necessity of building multifunctional facilities on a roof.
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