8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
To think creatively and imaginatively about place and space in literature.
September 26, 2019
Treasure Island World File
Treasure Island world in Minecraft to support lessons.
LITCRAFT uses the popular Minecraft gaming platform to build accurate scale models of authorial maps from classic works of literature.
Treasure Island Minecraft world file for Java editions of Minecraft.
Full lesson plan and additional activities.
Treasure Island Excerpts
Excerpts from Treasure Island to support activities.
Read the suggested excerpts from Treasure Island found in the attached PDF document and answer the following questions:
For this final task you are free to be creative and undertake your own island build! Use the attached Treasure Island Minecraft world. Directions can be found in Chest #5.
The island you are standing on is called Skeleton Island. How might you reshape and design the island to make it more fully represent this name?
In pairs or threes talk together, brainstorm and decide what you are going to do.
Before you start to build IN-GAME take some squared paper and map out your island.
Decide what you want to put on it. Think about natural features (trees, caves, waterfalls etc.) Think about secret places – passageways, trapdoors etc.
Don’t worry if you need to redraw to get it right.
MAP TO SCALE
If you can, make the map to scale! Skeleton Island is approximately 114 Minecraft blocks long by 110 Minecraft blocks wide. If you make each square on your paper = 10 blocks in Minecraft you can map accurately to scale (1:10).
Now re-enter the Minecraft world and build your own Skeleton Island. Scavenge items from the ship and fort if you need to.
You can get rid of the starting point and chests.
MAKE YOUR OWN CHALLENGE
Why not build some simple tasks into your island as we have done for you?
Chests and books are given here for you to set your own challenges!
Take a screenshot when you have finished and print it off to keep!
Now swap devices with another group and explore each other’s island (but don’t destroy it!)
FOLLOW UP ACTIVITY: ‘ISLAND BUILDING’
Students are asked to research the life of a historical pirate and give a short presentation on
They can choose a pirate from this list or one of their own:
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