Earth’s surface has specific characteristics and landforms that can be identified.
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.
As students are exploring the world, they should be able to identify landforms, lakes, rivers, hills, mountains, forests and communities.