6-7 yrs old
8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Art and Design
Reading and Writing
You have discovered a mysterious gateway to another dimension. Where will it lead?
April 27, 2021
Challenge Through the portal
Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge
In this Challenge learners will compare a familiar and imagined setting using a range of descriptive techniques appropriate to the ability of the learner. Learners will build their settings in Minecraft: Education Edition and create a portal to travel between settings.
The Challenge is made up of three distinct steps that will take approx. 2+ hrs.
Learners imagine being transported from one location to another. Suggested activities:
Learners create a portal to transport themselves between their familiar and imagined settings. Encourage learners to think about a location or object within the setting being a portal to a new imagined setting (examples could be taken from texts such as C S Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or Anthony Browne, The Tunnel).
Within the context of Minecraft, encourage learners to think of a way of transporting someone from one setting to a different setting. Example: Learners could place an NPC within their world and add a teleport command /tp @p 1579 91 643 (these numbers are sample coordinates; a learner would need to enter the coordinates of the location they want to be transported to).
Learners think about an imagined setting that a character could be transported to (this could be based on/ inspired by another text or author). Learners draft a setting description and plan their Minecraft setting. Following this, learners build their imagined setting within a Minecraft world.
Please see the Challenge PDF download for details on Assessment and Expectations
Sign up for the Minecraft: Education Edition newsletter. We promise to respect your inbox.