FarmCraft

FarmCraft

All Ages

Climate & Environment

Geography

Technology

FarmCraft is an introduction to modern agriculture; the machines, processes, and factors that go into producing our food today.

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June 9, 2021

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

FarmCraft: World File and Lesson Plan

FarmCraft Minecraft World File and Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to understand the basics of crop farming, from soil preparation and fertilisation, to planting and harvesting.
  • Students will gain a knowledge of the role of modern vehicles in tilling, planting, and harvesting processes.
  • Students will gain an understanding of how weather, climate, soil, and water all play key roles in the growth of healthy crops.

Guiding Ideas

Where does our food come from?

How is that food produced?

What does it take to run and maintain a farm, and produce healthy crops?

Student Activities

The FarmCraft world contains 3 main activities for students, which can either be played over 3 separate longer sessions or can be shortened and connected as part of one lesson.

 

Lesson 1: Introduction to farming and equipment

This lesson introduces students to the fundamental principles of farming, as well as the equipment used in industry today.

Lesson 2: Weather, Soil & Water

This lesson introduces students to the importance of weather, soil and water in growing and maintaining healthy crops.

Lesson 3: Running a farm!

Equipped with information on the farming process, and proficient in the use of key equipment, students now have the opportunity to maintain their own crops. Using the vehicles from ‘The Factory’, players are able to till, fertilise, plant and harvest all of the fields surrounding ‘The Ranch’ – and trade their harvested crops for new crop types.

For a full list of student activities download the FarmCraft Lesson Plan.

Performance Expectations

Students can demonstrate knowledge of the farming process - from soil preparation and fertilisation, to planting and harvesting.

Students understand the different types of farming equipment, and what role they play in modern farming.

Students understand the importance of weather, soil and water in the growth of healthy and sustainable crops.

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

FarmCraft: World File and Lesson Plan

FarmCraft Minecraft World File and Lesson Plan