Student gallery of Minecraft architecture screen caps

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To start off with the project, I provided several examples of architecture floor plans for my students. I discovered some great sites about Medieval Castles that got me started, but then I thought I could combine Ancient Egypt and Colonialism into it, which was what the other grade levels were studying in Social Studies.

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I pulled these images off of iPhoto and then shared them through Dropbox. It seems a lot of the students utilized tunnels as part of their design. I think the majority of them used them as a defensive maneuver for their attackers to fall into and/or as an escape route

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My 7th graders designed Medieval Castles. Some of them utilized moats, some made towers and others utilized cobblestone so that they couldn’t be mined into as easily

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My 6th graders designed Pyramids/Ziggurats and my 8th graders made Colonial Homes. I think the 8th graders had the hardest time designing their style home, and some just got caught up in a tunnel

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Although, I must say, it was a LOT of fun watch the students compete against each other to see who made the best world as they accessed each other’s server in a little Minecraft tournament.

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