8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Service Learning & Social Good
Social and Emotional Health
Help the Villagers and Pillagers to see how uniting their two communities can bring about mutually beneficial results.
August 7, 2020
When Two Become One (Flipgrid topic)
The Flipgrid topic forms an integral part of the lesson introduction and serves as a means of authentic assessment of students work.
When Two Become One (Minecraft world)
In this lesson, it is assumed that students have some prior knowledge of Minecraft, in particular, the roles that both Villagers and Pillagers play in the game.
It is recommended that the teacher begins the lesson by launching the Minecraft world and then showing the students the locations of the Pillager Tower and the Village.
Next, the teacher should fly up over the QR code that has been built between the Pillager Tower and the Village and show students how it is possible to use a mobile device to scan the QR code.
Scanning the QR code will take students directly to the accompanying Flipgrid topic. The teacher should take students through the information on the topic page before posing the questions below to students to prompt further discussion.
Note: The questions below are provided as prompts for discussion in the classroom. This can be carried out in pairs, small groups or by way of a whole class discussion.
What are the differences between the Villagers and the Pillagers?
What is it about the Pillagers behaviour that the Villagers wouldn’t like?
How could the Pillagers change their behaviour in order to be accepted into the Villager community?
Could the Villagers attitudes towards the Pillagers be contributing to the problem?
What could the Villagers do to improve their relationships with the Pillagers?
What do the Villagers have to offer the Pillagers … and … What do the Pillagers have to offer the Villagers?
What would help bring together the two communities (Villagers and Pillagers) physically, socially, and emotionally?
Following discussion of the questions above students should:
Create a mind map of all of the things that they could build that will help to bring the Villager community and the Pillager community together.
Make decisions on what each student is going to build (Note: Some students may wish to work collaboratively on the same build project).
In creative mode – Carry out the build assignment.
When the build is complete, students are expected to re-scan the QR code and record a response in Flipgrid via which they explain what they have built and how it will help to bring the two communities together.
Upon completion, students should be encouraged to reflect on the similarities between the activity and real world situations. Examples might include: Attitudes that groups/individuals have towards others based on nationality/ethnic background/race/religion/sexuality/economic status/etc .
Flipgrid responses can be shared, reviewed, and discussed (in the context of build quality and in how effectively the build addresses the issue of bringing the two communities together) .
Challenge students to identify a situation in their own lives where they have either:
Been the subject of unkindness and how this made them feel.
Demonstrated kindness to another person and how it made them feel.
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