11-13 yrs old
Art and Design
Government and Politics
Math & Economics
This lesson by Nathan Gourzelas, Eltham East Primary School completes a mini-unit where students create a country and design its symbols of democracy.
April 27, 2021
Create Your Own Country Mini Unit
Full mini unit plan
Maths – Building Design
Lessons to be done after mini-unit where students design a government building and monument
Discovering Democracy Minecraft Project Teacher Support
Information for teachers about Minecraft component
Discovering Democracy Minecraft Project – Students
PowerPoint file to support students once they have designed and are ready to start building
What kinds of structures can be landmarks? How can landmarks or buildings represent a community’s beliefs, history or struggles? In what ways does your landmark or building represent your country?
This lesson culminates a full unit of work on democracy. The details for teaching this full unit, it’s curriculum, learning intentions, assessment strategies and Minecraft activity, can be found in the attached Supporting Files.
The lesson will start off in Maths, where students will design their country’s main government building and most famous landmark on grid paper. They will only have limited sessions of building in Minecraft after they have designed in Maths, so should not plan anything that is way too detailed and can’t be achieved in the timeframe.
Civics and Citizenship
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