Japan

Japan

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Learn about the history and culture of Japan and build famous landmarks in Minecraft: Education Edition.

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April 23, 2021

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Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity

Supporting Files

Japan SoW and Lesson Support


The Scheme of Work (SoW) provides an overarching view of the project and each Lesson Support document provides the granularity for each stage.

Learning Objectives

  • To research and collate information on a given topic
  • To ask questions to gain better knowledge and understanding
  • Create a detailed plan of a specific landmark or feature to facilitate a Minecraft: Education Edition build
  • To work collaboratively to build a landmark feature within Minecraft: Education Edition
  • Share information using NPC’s

Guiding Ideas

As the Olympic Games come to Japan, learners will research and learn more about the country. This scheme of work could be adapted to research another country to link in with class themes. Learners will use various ways to collect information. They will set up a link with learners in Japan via Flipgrid, Skype or Teams. They will ask a range of questions to find out specific information about Japanese culture and landmarks. In pairs or small groups, learners will choose a specific landmark from Japan and plan their build. They will then create the landmark using Minecraft: Education Edition. They will link to their research findings using NPCs (Non-Playing Characters). Learners will record a walkthrough of their build to share with other learners. These videos could also be shared with learners in Japan.

Introductory Questions: 

  • What do you already know about the Olympic Games?
  • What do you already know about the country where it is being held this year?
  • How can you research famous landmark from Japan?
  • What features will you include in your build?
  • How will you present the information to an audience?

Student Activities

Initial Research

  • Research the  Olympic Games and where it is being held
  • Learners will think of questions to ask learners in Japan

Communication

  • Ask questions to students from Japan via Flipgrid, Teams or Skype

Planning

  • Continue research by focusing on a specific landmark or feature to find more information about
  • Choose a landmark from Japan and create a plan to build it in Minecraft: education Edition

Building

  • Work collaboratively to build a landmark feature within Minecraft: Education Edition

Information

  • Present information about chosen landmarks using an online document, e.g. Sway or PowerPoint
  • Link online document using NPCs (Non-Playing Characters) in Minecraft: Education Edition

Sharing

  • Learners share their work with other learners (this could be their class, another class or learners in Japan).

 

Performance Expectations

See Lesson Support documentation for more information

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity

Supporting Files

Japan SoW and Lesson Support


The Scheme of Work (SoW) provides an overarching view of the project and each Lesson Support document provides the granularity for each stage.