This class with meet Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm EST. October 6th. By understanding3 / 3310/06/2110/06/21
- Students will identify natural and manmade landmarks in their community (ie: fire station, grocery store, park, school, giant tree, etc.)
- Students will reproduce those landmarks in Minecraft using a flat creative world.
- Ages 8+: Students will demonstrate accuracy by developing a replica of landmarks in their region of a state or country.
- Identify which things (or places) helped the characters quickly get to the laundromat.
- Introduce the concept of landmarks, both natural and manmade.
- Brainstorm some of the landmarks in our community on a T-chart signifying which landmarks are natural and which are manmade (*Helpful to have images of local landmarks to ensure students are discussing the same locations.)
Student activitiesIndependent or cooperative group activity choices: Primary students:
- Create landmarks in Minecraft to mimic our community
- Minecraft savvy students may work on their own to create an entire community; beginner Minecraft students may work in a group to create one group community.
- Students assigned to a geographic region must work to discover geographic and manmade landmarks from that region. • http://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/us/photos/50-states-50-landmarks • http://mrnussbaum.com/united-states/united_states_landmarks/
- Students will recreate landmarks in their Minecraft region.
Performance expectationsEvidence of Learning: Reflection of learning: Discussion during presentation, in small groups or written:
- Where are each of the landmarks located?
- Which landmarks were natural and which were manmade?
- Why did you pick the landmarks you presented?
- What is that landmark’s significance to the region?
- Which landmark was the most difficult to replicate? Why?
- Which landmarks would you visit if you were able to travel to your region? Why?
- Presentation: Students act as a tour guide and show the community they created, while answering some of the questions above.
- Students develop their own question or fill-in- the-blank statement for each landmark. Gather all questions to create a class-developed scavenger hunt.
- Alternatively: Scavenger hunt, either online or printed: http://mrnussbaum.com/united-states/united_states_landmarks/
- Screenshots, or screencast, of landmarks created
- Critical thinking
- Locate Your EduMEE Email Account Information Unlimited
- Download and Sign into M:EE Unlimited
- Open MS Teams and find your Class meeting link Unlimited
- Joining An EduMEE Class Meeting in Teams Unlimited
- Ensure your camera and microphone work properly Unlimited
- Check other Features on Your EduMEE App Unlimited
- Landmarks In Our Community with Melody Brewer: Wednesday, October 6th. 12pm-2pm EST Unlimited
I was born in Wyoming and was very involved in sports. I was participated in choir and band along with theater. After graduation I didn’t want to go to college at the University like my classmates, so I went to Casper College and majored in music. I thought I could be a performance major and after I received my Associates, I flew to Los Angeles and attended Azusa Pacific University. Then reality hit and I saw how many people had amazing voices and a lot of money. I knew that I had to face reality and my mother was an incredible teacher. I kept thinking of the difference she made in not only kids but families lives. I decided to go back to the University of Wyoming (I couldn’t keep scrubbing toilets at 3:00 a.m. so I could go to school) and changed my major to Music Education. Because I changed my major, it did cost me another year, but I did love going to school at U.W. and did quite well. I did my Student Teaching at a Jr. High in Gillette, Wyoming with one of the most dynamic choir teachers I have ever seen. I learned a lot. I began teaching in Arizona as a K-6 General Music teacher and 4th through 8th grade Band Instructor. That was rough. I had to learn a lot about myself, my strengths, my weaknesses but I think it was probably what made me understand different cultures and teaching poverty. I taught for two years in Arizona and then moved back to Wyoming to teach Choir at a Jr. High. I taught choir and coached 3 sports for about 12 years before I decided I needed a change, so I went back to school while teaching and then started teaching computer classes, both Career and Computer Science. I also was the Yearbook advisor and FBLA advisor at my Jr. High school until I retired this past year.