Ancient Civilizations: Problem Solver part 1: Paleolithic Cave Art Creator
Course Description: Explore the ancient world further by visiting new worlds with rich knowledge acquired Ancient World Vocabulary Builder. Next, gather skills and materials to solve a real or potential future real-world problem connected to the use of energy (red stone), water, food, and overcoming obstacles.
Document and record your building and learning journey with Book and Quill. (The Cameras and Pictures tutorial is recommended before you start building). Finally, demonstrate your new skills and knowledge both within the game and taking the quiz. Then rediscover, rebuild, recreate, and learn again if needed.
Next Generation Standards Covered:
6W4: Create a poem, story, play, artwork, or other response to a text, author, theme, or personal experience.
6W5: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Apply the grade 6 Reading Standards to both literary and informational text, where applicable.
6W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, drawing on multiple sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
WHST 7 (6-8): Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
6SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners; express ideas clearly and persuasively, and build on those of others.
(Review of Ancient Worlds Vocabulary Builder)
6L6: Acquire and accurately use general academic and content-specific words and phrases; apply vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
At the conclusion of this problem solver series, participants will have created innovative artwork, written a story, answered a question, or solved a problem in their Minecraft world using informational text and guided research. In specific contexts, students collaborated with their peers creating new innovations and solved problems. In further contexts of writing, students accurately used grade- appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as well as gathered vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression while building knowledge about the achievements and contributions of the Paleolithic and Neolithic Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and India.
- Critical thinking
- Social and interpersonal skills
- Technology (Coding)
- Computer skills (Using Digital Tools for Expression) (P21, 2016)
P21. (2016, January). Framework for 21st century learning. http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21-framework