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Urbanisation & Sustainability

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Geography

Government and Politics

Students will design and build a suburb and also consider and implement the key decisions made by individual, social groups and the government

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July 10, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

NSW Pilot Program Example

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Learning Objectives

  • Students learn about: • The geographical processes relevant to the issue • The perceptions of different groups about the issue • Individual, group and government responses to the issue • Decision-making processes involved in the management of the issue • Management of the issue and implications for sustainability, social justice and equity

Guiding Ideas

  • How does an individual who is living in this suburb feel about the current infrastructure available?
  • What future developments are necessary to this demographic?
  • How can action groups promote change and sustainability in this suburb?
  • What can the local council do to assist and support this suburb?

 

 

Student Activities

• Students are to plan their suburb (using other tools than Minecraft Education) so that they can determine what resoruces they require, land size, building structure type etc.

• Students are to build their suburb with the consideration of how the area will grow, resize, remain sustainable.

• Once the suburb is complete, the government, local groups, and individuals (students in assigned groups) are to determine the limitations of the suburb and come up with ways to fix this. The class must make these changes without disrupting the suburb (ie, they are unable to knock buildings down etc)

 

• Students are to identify and discuss the issues presented with maintaining a suburb long term.

Performance Expectations

Performance Expectations

• All students are to participate in all components of the project.

• Students may blog or record their builds in real time so that they can provide detailed explanation as to ‘why’ they are building the suburb in a particular way. Students are to integrate theory into their responses

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

NSW Pilot Program Example

View the opinions of students using Minecraft as a learning resource

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