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SkypeCraft

All Ages

Art and Design

Geography

Math & Economics

SkypeCraft enables students to utilize and build their skills in Minecraft while connecting the real world with a world they build in Minecraft

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avatar Submitted By: James Butler

January 25, 2019

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

Learning Objectives

  • Through utilizing MysterySkype and MineCraft, students will create an authentic world in Minecraft which mirrors the country of the class they Mystery Skype with

Guiding Ideas

Have students participate in a MysterySkype with a class from another country. Once the students determine which country it is, they are assigned to take a different aspect of that particular culture and build a world in Minecraft that reflects that aspect. Some guiding questions include:

What are the seminal moments in the history of the country you are building?

What timeframe are you representing?

Given your aspect of the culture you are representing, what are the icons of that aspect?

 

Student Activities

Students participate in a MysterySkype

Build worlds based on assigned aspects of that culture i.e. recreation, architecture, art and music, food, traditions...

When worlds are complete, students Skype again with the same class to determine if their worlds are accurate reflections of that place.

Performance Expectations

Upon successful completion, students will have accurate, functional worlds true to that culture completed in Minecraft in Education.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

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