Spatial Thinking and Skills
4. Maps can be used to locate and identify places.
Minecraft has an extensive map of the world the students are exploring. As the students walk around the world, they can hold a map in their hands. The map starts out with only a small portion of the world shown. The students can then explore the world and reveal more and more of the map.
Have students explore the map by walking around in the world and exploring all the different biomes in the world. Students can point out various locations: ex. “Here is the lake” ; “Here is the mountains” ; “Here is the jungle”; etc.