Landmarks In Our Community with Melody Brewer

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By understanding where landmarks are and why they are significant, students gain an understanding of the community in which they are studying.

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Description

What Will I Learn?

  • Citizenship
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

About Course

By understanding where landmarks are and why they are significant, students gain an understanding of the community in which they are studying.

Next Generation Standards Covered

  • 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.

Guiding ideas

  • By understanding where landmarks are and why they are significant, students gain an understanding of the community in which they are studying.

Student activities

Independent 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 will recreate landmarks in their Minecraft region.

Performance expectations

The student should be able to:

  1. Identify natural and manmade landmarks in their community (ie: fire station, grocery store, park, school, giant tree, etc.)
  2. Reproduce those landmarks in Minecraft using a flat creative world.
  3. Ages 8+: Demonstrate accuracy by developing a replica of landmarks in their region of a state or country

Age level

  • 6 – 7 years old  
  • 8 – 10 years old 

Requirements

  • Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, or iPad
  • Access to  Minecraft Education Edition (included FREE with enrollment)

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