8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Art and Design
Reading and Writing
Students use the game as a stage for taking screenshots to create their own unique video or comic adaptation of a famous scene from literature.
November 1, 2016
Have your students brainstorm various important scenes from literature, stories, or plays you've been studying. Have students work in pairs.
If possible, show your creation of an importance of a moment in Minecraft. Think out loud on how you came to determine this moment to be important in the story or play.
Assign scenes or let each group choose a scene from a list. Students should spend a few minutes familiarizing themselves with the scene and discussing how to accomplish the scene.
• Session 1: Have students enter the game to build the set/environment for their project. At this point, students
should be comfortable and reliable enough to explore the world freely to find the ideal location for “filming”.
• Session 2: Give them a tutorial on how to record video or take screenshots, then let them make their recordings.
Be mindful of where/how they store their files.
Revise + Reflect:
At the end of each session, allow groups to share their progress with the rest of the group by displaying their
screen to the class. Hold a final screening or print their comics at the end of the last day.
• Session 3: Give them a tutorial on using the video or comic software, then let them edit their own projects.
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