Swiss Family Robinson
A classic novel by Johann David Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson was intended to be a book that teaches children family values, environmental care and self reliance through use of the natural world. The book tells of the amazing adventures of a shipwrecked family's struggle to survive.
In this Minecraft session, we will explore a similar island under similar circumstances. Our goal is not only to survive, but to learn how to thrive through cooperation and good communication.
Students will learn how to document discoveries, plan ahead and coordinate their efforts. This will be a survival world with real dangers that must be faced. How well you work together will determine if everyone survives, or as the original Swiss family, go on to call the island home.
Students will create a daily journal of their adventure. They are also encouraged to check out the book (either full or abridged version) from the library. By watching to movie or reading the book, students will learn additional tips and tricks to help them enjoy their island adventure.
World map is a variation on o00gareth00o's Realistic Jungle Island, and used with permission.