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Medieval Minecraft

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

History

In this lesson, students will explore a medieval village, built in Minecraft, to find out what it was like to live in Britain during medieval times.

avatar Submitted By: Simon Johnson

December 10, 2016

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

How this map was made

Blog about how this map was made.

Video

YouTube video showing key features of this Minecraft world.

Supporting Files

Medieval Journal


Student challenge sheet

Medieval Journal Answers


Student challenge sheet answers.

Medieval Village (World File)


Medieval village Minecraft world file.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand about life for a villager in Medieval times
  • Gain an understanding of conditions in a medieval town
  • Identify key areas of life in a medieval town
  • Know how the law worked in the medieval period

Guiding Ideas

Instructions:

Hand out the medieval journal (attached) and challenge students to find all of the facts.

Extension:

If time allows, challenge students to re-create their own medieval building in Minecraft.

Student Activities

Students to complete the 'Challenge 21' medieval journal (attached) and try to find all 20 facts about life in medieval times and write these in their journal. If time allows, students can build their own medieval house in Minecraft.

Performance Expectations

Evidence of Learning:

Students will complete the supplied journal with the facts as they find them around the village. Screenshots and in game pictures can also be included to support the students findings. Some students will write simple text; others will write more detailed descriptions about life in medieval times.

Extension:

Have students plan out their build on paper before they start building their houses in Minecraft.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

How this map was made

Blog about how this map was made.

Video

YouTube video showing key features of this Minecraft world.

Supporting Files

Medieval Journal


Student challenge sheet

Medieval Journal Answers


Student challenge sheet answers.

Medieval Village (World File)


Medieval village Minecraft world file.