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Directions Around Town

11-13 yrs old

World Languages

Students will give directions in a world language to a location in town and follow directions to a location in a partner's world

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December 13, 2018

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Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Supporting Files

Lost in Town Minecraft World


This is the basic starter town world with added street signs in German

Directions Around Town German Worksheet


This is an example of the worksheet with some assignment directions given in German

Directions Around Town English Worksheet


This is the worksheet students will fill out with vocabulary for the town locations, as well as some of their peer feedback.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will create npc's that give a certain number of directions to direct someone to a specific location
  • Students will follow directions in a world language to arrive at a specific location
  • Students will provide constructive feedback
  • Students will revise their work

Guiding Ideas

This assignment can be adapted for any world language but was originally written and used for a German class.

Street signs are on the right side of each road as you approach an intersection. A street sign describes the road you are turning onto. Signs are currently in German but can be replaced with signs in any language.

The world status should be kept in creative, peaceful, with cheats enabled so that students are able to access world builder mode for their npc creation.

In the final step of the assignment, students submit a screenshot of each of their npc's to the teacher. Please note that the camera in minecraft will not work for this, as there is no way to take a picture of npc dialogue at this time.

Student Activities

Students must begin with a basic knowledge of directional vocabulary in the world language, such as left, right, etc.

Students will begin by filling out the attached worksheet, identifying the names of locations in the world.

Students will be assigned a location that they must direct visitors towards. They will brainstorm possible vocabulary they will need to accomplish this goal.

Students will type in /wb to get world builder status and then select the npc spawn egg from their inventory. They will place a certain amount of npc's around town, each giving one direction. For example, one npc would be standing right outside the gazebo and say "Turn left on Main Street." A little further down, another NPC, might say "Turn right on Fourth Avenue."

Students will find a partner and share their world, following directions to the ending location in the partner's world.

Students will provide constructive feedback to their partners

Students will revise their directions

Students will take a screenshot of each of their npc's, put each screenshot on a word document, and submit to the teacher.

Performance Expectations

Students will accurately use directional vocabulary

Students will accurately follow directional vocabulary

Students will provide constructive feedback

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication

External References

Supporting Files

Lost in Town Minecraft World


This is the basic starter town world with added street signs in German

Directions Around Town German Worksheet


This is an example of the worksheet with some assignment directions given in German

Directions Around Town English Worksheet


This is the worksheet students will fill out with vocabulary for the town locations, as well as some of their peer feedback.