REAL TIME BUILDING
Craft your Future is a teaching material based on the computer game, Minecraft. Through this specially designed concept, students meet a variety of problems, that focus on the challenges that communities in cities face today.
Year: Age range 12-14
Duration: 4 chapters, 3 - 6 hrs each
‘Craft your Future’, developed by the Chartered Institute of Building, is a construction game aimed at 12-14 year olds that takes place in Minecraft. Through it young learners explore the methods and skills to become a construction manager, introducing them to a career in construction.
In a series of four freely available Minecraft Education Lessons, that can be downloaded by teachers anywhere and accessed via the Minecraft Education Platform, students encounter a variety of problems that reflect construction challenges in cities today. The lessons take place in Newtown, a specially created virtual city in Minecraft, to design, plan, collaborate and build solutions that develop a sustainable future for all its citizens. Exercises also include real life scenarios like the challenge of restoring Battersea Power Station.