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Empathy Village

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Digital Literacy

Leadership

Safe & Civil Schools

At the start a class comes together with fears and hopes and the need to connect with others. We want our class to become a caring community.

avatar Submitted By: Lynne Telfer

November 26, 2018

Skills

  • Character
  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration

External References

The World - JAVA VERSION

The World in Java version. Copy into your saves folder.

The World - MC:EE Version

Double click to open in MC:EE!

Supporting Files

Emily's Quest


The first quest requires the students to move into a house and make it their own. They decorate it with slates showing who they are and what they like

Fred's Quest


The final quest has a choice of delivery. The students read all the information in another house and get to know that person.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity
  • Identify and practice emotional responses that account for own and others’ feelings

Guiding Ideas

  • What do you really know about the people around you?
  • What do you have in common?
  • What is different?
  • How do you connect and develop trust and friendship?
  • What is empathy? How do we show it?

Student Activities

Empathy

Your class may be just meeting for the first time in the school year or have been together for a while.

  • How well do you know your classmates?
  • Have you developed friends?
  • Met people that have the same interests?
  • different backgrounds?

It is time to get to know them in a new interactive way!

Empathy Village

Empathy Village is a lovely little Village with many quaint but empty houses.  You will spawn in the town centre. You will be making one of the houses yours and it will help represent who you are and help others 'walk in your footsteps' for a while.

Preparation

  • Download the Empathy Village map
  • Open Minecraft Education Edition and share the map with your class.
  • Give student access to slates.

Empathy Village

The map is a small village of twenty similar houses joined by paths. When you spawn in you will meet Emily.

The Quest

Give your students a random house. They can make slates in their house answering the following questions .

Who is your hero and why?

What is your biggest fear?

What would you change about yourself if you could?

What really makes you angry?

What motivates you to work hard?

What is your biggest complaint about your schooling?

What is your proudest accomplishment?

What makes you laugh the most?

What was the last movie you went to? What did you think?

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

What's your favorite family tradition?

What is your favorite childhood memory?

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

What was your favorite subject in school?

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

What would you sing at Karaoke night

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? And why?

How would your friends describe you?

What are your hobbies?

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without.

If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce?

Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?

Fred's Quest

Now the part which shows your student's  respectful, empathetic nature. They are to talk about the person. They are to make the presentation to the class as though they are that person and wish to show the best of that person.

 

 

Performance Expectations

  • Complete a series of questions about themselves
  • Read and memorize all information you can about another person
  • Complete a presentation showing a true understanding of that person showing respect and empathy for them.

Skills

  • Character
  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration

External References

The World - JAVA VERSION

The World in Java version. Copy into your saves folder.

The World - MC:EE Version

Double click to open in MC:EE!

Supporting Files

Emily's Quest


The first quest requires the students to move into a house and make it their own. They decorate it with slates showing who they are and what they like

Fred's Quest


The final quest has a choice of delivery. The students read all the information in another house and get to know that person.