8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Lesson by Joel Parsons & Anastasia Moukas, Ashburton Primary School to research significant events in Australian history to recreate a moment in time.
April 27, 2021
Museum Display Rubric
Research and design assessment rubric
Prior to commencing the Minecraft task students were immersed in the time period through a range of primary resources (songs, poems, stories and paintings)
Working in pairs they were provided with suitable online resources to commence their research. They were asked to choose from a list of 6-8 significant events.
They identified in their research what happened and when. What were the primary causes and subsequent events?
They created storyboards and wrote scripts for a tour guide (NPC) that would lead the visitor through the digital diorama/moment in time.
Students identified from their research the key elements of the environment that would need to be added to their Minecraft world (eg buildings, local environmental conditions, the look of housing and infrastructure).
Throughout the building process students reflected on their progress using the provided rubric.
Use was made of frequent feedback sessions in which students explored their peer’s worlds and used the rubric to provided recommendations for change.
Students recorded in a summation video, a guided tour to outline the causes and effects of the event.
Observation of student engagement, the world file and the video were assessed against the rubric.
See attached rubric for assessment details.
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