Primary students are using Minecraft in a range of geographical ways. Perhaps teachers will use this for Year 4 The Earth’s environment sustains all life or for Year 5 Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places.

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.

It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

Barbara Petchenik
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