Building Sustainable Homes with Angela Cellitti

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Build sustainable homes in Minecraft! Our world’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and is more than likely because of human interactions with our world.

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Building Sustainable Homes with Angela Cellitti:

Our world’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and more than likely because of human interactions with our world.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will create Minecraft worlds illustrating the process of climate change within the atmosphere and physical earth.
  • Students will design and build a sustainable home on sustainable land to withstand the process of climate change.
  • Students will make design changes as they research the connections with the real world related to the creation of environmentally sustainable homes.
  • Students will construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
  • Students will build a sustainable home that can withstand weather changes and help human survival.
  • Students will create a real-world sustainable home that simulates possibilities of future experiences.

Guiding ideas for Building Sustainable Homes

  • If the earth were inhabitable, what would that look like?
  • What is climate change?
  • What is the difference between climate change in the atmosphere versus the physical earth?
  • What can we do to slow process of climate change?
  • How can we slow the process of climate change?
  • How can we design and build sustainable environments such as homes and land?

Student activities

Independent or cooperative group activity choices

• Option One: Design and create an environmentally sustainable plot of land with an environmentally sustainable home.

• Option Two: Design and create an environmentally sustainable plot of land with an environmentally sustainable building or business.

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