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Wonder World

All Ages

Art and Design

Geography

History

The ancient world, the new wonders, the natural wonders or any of the Wonders of the World are brought to virtual life by students in "Wonder World"

avatar Submitted By: Benjamin Kelly

January 30, 2017

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Long BBC Documentary on the 7 Ancient Wonders

A lengthy but deep look at the 7 ancient wonders

The New 7 Wonders of the World

Video showing students the new 7 Wonders of the World

The 7 Natural Wonders of the World - 2011

Here is the list of the winning 7 along with the finalists.

Wonder World - .MCWORLD FILE (Download this)

World file with spawn point and directions.

Supporting Files

Project Title Card


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Learning Objectives

  • Students will research the 7 Ancient Wonder of the World
  • Students will research the New 7 Wonders of the World
  • Students will research the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
  • Students will collaboratively identify ideal build sites and biomes and recreate one of the 21+ Wonders of the World they researched.
  • Enrichment - Students can collaboratively create NEW Wonders of the Minecraft World or find unique geographies that would win the title of Natural Wonders of the Minecraft World.

Guiding Ideas

What makes a structure or creation a "Wonder?"

What makes a geographical event a "Wonder?"

Can students work collaboratively to recreate one of the 21+ Wonders?

Can students work collaboratively to create their own Minecraft Wonder or identify geographies in Minecraft that could win the title of Natural Minecraft World Wonder?

Student Activities

Students will research the 7 ancient, new and natural wonders of the world

Students will collaboratively recreate in Minecraft one of these 21+ wonders

Enrichment: Students will create their own Minecraft Wonders or identify odd geographies that are wonders in Minecraft.

Performance Expectations

Students will actively research

Students will apply research to form their own definition of a Wonder of the World

Students will recreate in detail one of the 21+ world wonders

Students will apply research and understanding to create their own Minecraft Wonder

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Long BBC Documentary on the 7 Ancient Wonders

A lengthy but deep look at the 7 ancient wonders

The New 7 Wonders of the World

Video showing students the new 7 Wonders of the World

The 7 Natural Wonders of the World - 2011

Here is the list of the winning 7 along with the finalists.

Wonder World - .MCWORLD FILE (Download this)

World file with spawn point and directions.

Supporting Files

Project Title Card


Title Card